We have thoughts about everything we see, hear, taste, smell, touch, perceive or imagine.
And we’re only aware of a fraction of them.
Since our thoughts create our emotions, it can be tricky when we don’t know what our thoughts are.
I used to get upset every time my husband was upset… and I didn’t know why I did.
I wasn’t scared of him. He didn’t threaten me.
Turns out, I had a hidden belief that “he should never be upset with me”.
I believed he was the most patient person in the world, so if he was upset it was either because A) he’s lying and faking all his patience, or B) I’m the most difficult and hard to live with person in the world and not even Joe could handle me.
But it wasn’t him making me upset. It was my hidden/subconscious thoughts about him.
So to really understand why you feel the way you do, it’s important to unearth your thoughts.
Your ability to hear yourself think… become “the watcher” of your thoughts… is the key to understanding yourself and why you feel how you feel.
And since feelings cause your action, knowing your thoughts helps you see why you do what you do, why you take… or don’t take… certain actions… why you sabotage your goals and dreams, end relationships, run from difficult situations that might cause you to feel uncomfortable… or numb out with food or drink or Netflix, or why you feel anxious for seemingly “no reason”.
Your thoughts are powerful and you can either be at the mercy of your unknown, default thoughts, or you can discover them, take a compassionate, curious look at them, and begin the process to be deliberate in your thinking, in your emotions, and in your actions, in order to achieve the results you want in your life.
Start here with this worksheet. Click here to visit my website and receive my worksheets to Discover How You Think About Yourself.