It’s time for us to take on the watch – the thought watch…
Imagine yourself as the guard of the world’s most valuable artefact, sitting in a beautiful museum. It is of utmost importance that you watch over this artefact, day and night, to keep it from any harm.
That artefact is a metaphor for your life, and the harm you’re protecting it from are your thoughts.
So much – I dare even say everything – in life depend on our thoughts. Everything we go through is processed in our minds, and so our lives and our outlook on life bends and shapes to how our thoughts work.
That’s why I have come up with this little thing I like to call the Thought Watch.
What is the Thought Watch?
Negative thoughts are useless, worthless and simply won’t do no one no good. Negative thoughts shouldn’t be allowed inside your mind, just as kids aren’t allowed to run and play around that artefact. You wouldn’t let those sneaky kids past the protective rope, would you? Oh, no, not on your watch! Right?
So why would you let negative thoughts infiltrate your mind?
The thought watch is there to make sure you don’t go around focusing on negative shit (because that’s exactly what it is!). The first step to happiness of any kind, in any way or form, is to simply watch your thoughts and become aware of what kind of thoughts are running wild inside that head of yours.
How do I do it?
Start taking note of what you’re thinking. Become truly aware. Figure out what tone your thoughts have, and what the majority of them sound like. Chances are, a lot of them are negative, and some of those are really sneaky, too, tricking you into thinking they’re not.
Slowly but steady, make a conscious effort to change every single negative thought into a positive one. Whenever a negative thought pops up, call it out and switch it around!
Whatever it is you might be thinking (eg. “I’m not good enough”, “no one likes me”, “I can’t do anything right”, etc.), make sure to flip it 180 degrees (instead you’d say “I’m great”, “everybody loves me”, “I can do anything I take on”, etc.).
Even if you don’t believe the words in your head at first, keep doing it – keep switching them. You’ll be surprised at how soon you don’t have to pretend to believe it, or even make an effort to change them.
After some time it’ll all come naturally to you (but be patient, major personality/psyche changes take time!), and only every now and then do you have to slap yourself awake.
What’s in your mind will come to you. Keep that in mind. You don’t want to bring all that negativity from your mind into your life, do you?
So make sure what’s inside that mind are only good, nice, pleasant things. Mmmkay?
If I can do it, you can do it. I believe in you!