Shifting Old Habits
I experienced the most fascinating awareness yesterday about a habit I have had most of my life.
While eating breakfast my husband asked me how I liked something. My critical mind took over and described what I did not like about it followed by what I did like.
Various times throughout the day I was presented with several opportunities to answer a question about something in my life. I noticed in most cases I began with the part I did not like.
The great thing is I did not beat myself up about it. Instead I just noticed it and told myself I would like to drop the habit of judgement completely.
When I judge something, someone or a situation as not good my energy goes down. I shift quickly from feeling good to feeling bad.
The good news is I get to choose which thoughts I entertain.
Next time I will take a deep breath and hesitate before responding.
That will give me time to redirect my thoughts to what makes me feel good.