It's important to be mindful of your thoughts. Your thoughts produce your emotions and your emotions drive your behavior. If we go around not being mindful of what we are thinking we may be operating off of unhelpful thoughts.
The next time you catch your thought, ask yourself, "Is this thought helpful?" If the thought is not helpful then ask yourself, "What is a more helpful thought?"
Here is an example of how an unhelpful thought impacts us:
Unhelpful thought: "This will never get done"
Unhelpful emotion: Anxiety
Unhelpful behavior: procrastination
Here is an example of an interrupted unhelpful thought that can become helpful
Helpful thought: "This will get done, it's just going to take some time"
Helpful emotion: contentment
Helpful behavior: Make a list of what needs to be done and start with number one
Take care everyone, I hope you begin to look at what you are thinking and deciding if the thought is helpful. Thanks for reading and have a great week!