You were ready for a change, an interesting adventure, a move, helping someone, a new job or study. Then it happened – you found yourself caught up in a mental trap of fearful thinking. Thoughts about what you were doing, should do, already did or about others, took over your life. You became obsessed with thoughts that held you back from change.
Before you know it you are craving an activity or substance, food, drink or drug to help you deal with undesirable thoughts. so now you have yourself second guessing life with what-if’s or analyzing why something happened and giving in to an unhealthy craving. Both are ways the mind uses to prevent or procrastinate.
We are sabotaged now, arguing with ourselves. It’s good to be prepared or understand why something went wrong, a drink or cookie would help now…Face it – most of our thoughts are either based in ancient history or are ancient history – they just aren’t relevant or helpful any longer.
You can end the self sabotage anytime now… If you are ready to let go of the past – really – you can do it.
First, Remember to be Gentle with Yourself.
It’s easy to find your mind stuck like a broken record on an old track, repeating the same song over and over. It’s what the mind is hard wired to do. Like an automatic temperature control in your car or home. Take a moment to adjust your attention, like changing the temperature on a thermostat, this can take a few attempts to hold. Be patient with yourself as you make changes.
When you find yourself over analyzing or consumed with irrelevant or trivial information such as tiny unimportant details, holding you back, be kind to yourself. This can happen on occasion. Take a breath and allow insights to replace the distracting thoughts. Then get on with it.
And if your worst fears come true, recognize it, let it go and begin anew. Breathe. You can end the cycle.
Life is an Art and You are an Artist
Creative expression is the hearts language and in this way your life experience is much like a blank canvas, empty screen or book. We use thoughts as our materials to write, paint, sing, cook or film it. Just like any artist, sometimes the result is brilliant and sometimes not so much. We may create a muddy mess as we experiment, but as long as it is interesting, fun and playful, we are learning how to live better. It’s all valuable learning experiences and part of a life well lived – a life we create.
Creating the Life you Crave Eliminates Undesirable Cravings
Paying attention to our thoughts and surroundings keeps us from living automatically. Life is fresh and new – not the reruns we’ve seen too many times before. This is not a reality TV Show. You cannot vote anyone off, so keep focused on the present to create situations you want in your life. Remember how things really work – your focus is your tool for creating the life you crave and ridding yourself of cravings that do not serve you.
One Thing at a Time
Often when we function automatically, we can take on more and more unnecessary activities, things or people in our lives. Not only do we become overwhelmed, we concentrate on small stuff – tiny details bog us down. When this happens, health suffers and you can relapse or begin to drink or take drugs to sleep or function.
All most of us want are love, laughter and peace. You can have that and also pleasure, enjoyment, fun, abundance, and improved health, too. Take action to create the life you crave and you will naturally eliminate cravings that don’t support your life.
Contact me today to learn how to create a life you crave and eliminate cravings that don’t support your life.