Test adding “I am thinking that…” before three ideas that are holding you back from doing things you really want to. This could be finishing a challenging task or signing up on a dating site, or something else.
Have you ever tried controlling your thoughts? That is easier said than done. However much we try, we cannot control the content of all our thoughts – but we can choose how to relate to them. We can choose to take them seriously or take them with a pinch of salt. And when we are going to do things that are important in the long term, creating a bit of distance can be a good idea – opposing an idea is easier when you see it from a distance.
A simple technique for creating distance to the idea is to add four small words:
“I am thinking that...”
“I am thinking that I’ll never get through the interview” “I am thinking that I have to be home by six” “I am thinking that I’ll faint if I run 10 km”