Do you ever have conversations with yourself about the conversation you'll have with someone else? Like a mock conversation? You know all the things that might be said if you were to have the talk with them about all the things that are bothering you have upset you, or that you want to get resolved? Well, I do. Sometimes these conversations with myself can go off and on for days. Do you ever do this?
When making decisions or facing situations, I can also get into long conversations with myself over all the pros and cons and what if scenarios. I can flesh it out, hash it over and wear out my own mind. Have you ever had these kinds of conversations?
I consult with myself far too often and here's the thing... Sometimes I tell myself things that are simply not true! I take my mind down paths that don't even exist. Imagine the conversations I start having with myself upon realizing the mess my mind has gotten me into!
I tell myself "Stop talking! Just stop it. Shut up."
This reminds me of a Bob Newhart video I saw years and years ago.
This video makes me chuckle at myself because sometimes I do need to just tell myself to "stop it!" How about you?
I know, I know...sometimes telling myself to "stop it" is easier said than done. Please don't get me wrong, I'm not making light of the conversations we have with ourselves. Life's situations and circumstances can and do leave us with fears to face, issues to deal with and lots of emotion to work through. But, here's the point of this blog post.
We can't always believe what we tell ourselves.
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