We think 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day.
And approximately 90% of those thoughts are the same as yesterday…
You see our brain wants to help us.
It wants to make our life as easy as possible for us.
So what the brain does to help us and make our life more manageable, is it creates nice neural pathways in our brain that allow us to go into “auto-pilot” mode.
(Auto-pilot mode so we don’t have to think of everything all the time).
This is how habits are created.
You cross your hands a certain way without having to think.
“Yeah, that’s right I put this right arm over that left arm and then I lean them back into my solar plexus area”.
You don’t need to bother consciously thinking about this.
The neural pathway is set and you cross your hands automatically… and most of the time… without noticing.
This is the same for our thoughts.
The neural pathway is set and you just thought something negatively on automatic mode… without noticing it.
This is why you feel good or bad sometimes for no apparent reason.
Nothing good actually came into your life.
You didn’t win on the pokies, you didn’t get a job promotion, you didn’t narrowly miss a parking fine.
And nothing bad actually came into your life.
Your dog didn’t die, your girlfriend didn’t dump you, you didn’t sit on a thumb tack.
But you now feel good or bad because of your subconscious thoughts that have led you that way.
This is why we sometimes have “bad days” for no apparent reason and “good days” for no apparent reason.
The key to achieving more happiness in life and having more good days then bad, is by becoming more aware of A.N.Ts
When you become aware of what you are actually saying to yourself in your mind you begin to take back control over your life.
You retain the steering wheel to your ship.
How do you become aware of what you are thinking?
Well, meditation helps.
Staying in the moment helps.
Or 3 minute interval alarms on your phone help. (What I do haha).
Become more aware and the negative thoughts lose their power.
As you become more aware you see them for what they really are.
Imaginations of the mind.
You are not a fortune teller.
You cannot tell the future.
But you can aim yourself toward a desired future via your conscious thought actions.
What do you choose to think?