PAY ATTENTION…if only I would pay attention, I’d save myself so much time and energy.
The recurring thoughts we have can be an indicator of a deeper issue. Something to pay attention to.
When we have recurring thoughts, we can ignore them as an issue. Some experts even teach people not to pay attention to their thoughts, just let them go. There is a saying I heard “if you don’t like how you are feeling change your thoughts.”
I am in the habit of ignoring them.
Recurring thoughts can be a major issue we want to ignore or smaller issues like the one I just experienced.
💭 The recurring thought of “Yo Johnny! You should really reschedule that eye doctor appointment…you will never get to your next appointment on time.” But I didn’t pay attention. Instead, I showed up at the eye doctor, realized they were running late and ended up having to reschedule for 3 weeks later anyway.
Depending on what the issue is, if a thought keeps popping in over and over again there could be something deeper going on. Sometimes we don’t want to deal with the emotions tied to the thought so we “let it go” AKA ignore it.
And then the thought comes back.
𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧.
When we deal with the underlying issues, the thoughts or the mind spinning, can decrease. Looking back, I realized how much I hate making appointments and that’s what I didn’t want to deal with.
Why I hate making them doesn’t matter ~ allowing those feelings to surface when I do have to make appointments is what matters. It takes energy from the body to keep pushing the thoughts away over and over and over again. That energy can be used for something better.
Also, had I dealt with the underlying issue, I would have rescheduled the appointment saving time and money while decreasing stress in my life.
💡 Cheers to lightbulb moments!!!