Instructions for Your Thoughts Are Not YOU!
So much unhappiness and stress comes from our thoughts, or to be more precise, from when we believe our thoughts.
Just because you think something, it doesn't mean it's true. If you're feeling down, or stressed, your thoughts may try to tell you "you are not good enough", or that "there's something wrong with you", or that "there's no hope". Don't believe it! It's just the stress or depression talking, and it's not telling you anything helpful.
Train your 'Mindfulness Muscle' to just observe your thoughts passing by, recognising them as just mental events, and not believing them.
"Moods and feelings are powerful influences shaping our frame of mind—the lens through which we see the world. This, in turn, shapes our patterns of thinking. ...When the themes of feelings and thoughts mesh in this way, those thinking patterns re-create the feelings that shaped them in the first place. As well as keeping the feelings going, the close link between feelings and thoughts makes the thoughts seem very real." - J Teasdale, M Williams, & Z Segal.
The Weekly Minute is a blog I write each week with the aim of providing legitimate tools to help promote positive mental health.
The collection of short, practical mindfulness and therapy tools for self-reflection and self-improvement, can equip people to take their mental well-being into their own hands, and improve their quality of life.
The Weekly Minute is posted here every Monday, or you can sign up to get it delivered to your inbox via the link below.
Follow me on social media (see below) to make sure you don't miss one!
Get the Weekly Minute delivered straight to your inbox, or follow it on social media!
By subscribing to Claire Shannon Therapy you are agreeing to receive a weekly blog post via email.
I use Mailchimp to store and manage this mailing list and your data will not be shared with any third party. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe button which appears at the end of every blog.