It’s easy to get caught up in our thoughts, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay in them.
Thoughts are just random brain cells talking to each other.
There’s rarely meaning there; it’s just a biochemical process that happens automatically to stop us from getting bored.
And we get to choose what we think about, just like we can choose what channel to watch or book to read.
If we’re not paying attention, our thoughts will whisk us away to some fantasy realm where we said something different, or how we imagine something later will be.
But we don’t have to listen to that crap if we don’t want to.
Thoughts might happen in our heads, but they don’t define us.
You are not your thoughts.
The next time you catch yourself thinking something nasty or frustrating or just plain unhelpful, remind yourself, “It’s just a thought.”