A few weekends ago, I discovered something. Something big.
My to-do list was a mile long, and every thing I tried to cross off wouldn't budge. And if you're like I am, when you hit resistance, you push back a little harder, kick it into high gear, and with grit and gumption you clinch your jam determine to figure it out even if it takes you an inordinate amount of time and energy. You're gonna make it work at all costs.
Example: I could NOT and can NOT for the life of me uncover why a pop up form I created on Mailchimp (I have the free account which does not offer email or chat support, zilch!) is malfunctioning. You know what a pop up is - it's a small box that pops up on your screen when you first visit a website. Often, there's a freebie or something of value to you that is available in exchange for your email address.
Needless to say, I spent about 3 hours trying to figure this out--I went to goggle, youtube--and nada. I read on Mailchimp's site, rewrote the form, disconnected and reconnected my website using code, over and again--and no dice. Finally, I bailed.
Defeat and feelings of overwhelm crowded in on my mind and heart. Okay, fine. Next on the list? It gets worse.
Do you have lots of TO-DO THOUGHTS rumbling away in your brain?
If so, it might just be that time to DECLUTTER YOUR MIND through an exercise that takes all of 5 minutes!
Grab a huge blank piece of paper and make columns or use your notebook/journal, and write these TITLES at the top of 3 pages:
Set your timer for 5 mins. and then write away!
But wait! What happens afterward?
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A belief is made up of THOUGHTS.
When you think a thought repeatedly, your brain chemically stores that thought in your long-term memory. Most of our thoughts (some scientists say about 80% of them) are negative. Negative thoughts lay the foundation for negative beliefs. Repeating negative thoughts provide the scaffolding for erecting stronger, more resilient negative beliefs.
And before we know it, we've built a negative habit of mind.
Okay. So what?
In today's Choose 2 Think Podcast episode, you'll hear snippets from the Fired Up Mind Challenge Session 2 "Detox" recorded live.
This session dealt with detoxing both the mind and brain and features guest speaker Adam Reid from LOVE IS REAL WELLNESS. Adam shared his personal testimony on the podcast just a few weeks ago in episode 055 When Shame Grips Your Heart and Mind.
You may also hear the voices of ....
This is a question I ask myself OFTEN about my thought life (it's like a mental sieve):
Do my thoughts partner me with God OR put me in some kind of twisted agreement with the enemy of my soul?
If I discover a particular thought is not something God would "say" to me, I practice the art of delete/paste.
I delete, cancel, stop that thought dead in its tracks and replace it with God’s Truth. In doing so I find peace (and relief!) and MY EMOTIONS follow suit!
But what if the thought PERSISTS?
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