Shut it Out

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Our thoughts can be noisy things. We hear so many voices in our heads, reminding us of deadlines, things to do, and people to see. Add to this the negative self-talk which creeps in occasionally and the half-heard phrases we’ve carried with us, which sound suspiciously like our parents, and you’ve got a lot of chatter and no peace.

For this kind of problem, visualize yourself in a room with a big open window. Set all these voices outside the window. Now, take a deep breath and shut the window firmly. It is a nice thick double-paned glass. You can no longer hear the voices when the window is closed.

With visualizations like these, you tell your mind to calm. You take back control where you need it most and set your feet back on a better path. Remember, you’re in charge of what goes on in your head. Don’t let anxiety set the tone for you.

A friend shared this method of letting go of voice in your vying for your attention. I have not tried it yet. I wanted to share it with you while it was fresh in my mind. However, I have so many things I am involved in I believe this might help quiet things down.

Let’s both try it and see how it works. Until tomorrow, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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