Did you know your brain has a job? Yep! AND it’s super-efficient at getting the job done! It’s not a quitter. It keeps doing its job over and over and over again. And sometimes the job it’s doing is actually TERRIBLE! And it doesn’t even know it.
Maybe you could try something new and give it a NEW job. One you give it intentionally!
I call these BRAIN TWEAKS…And they’re free.
You actually create them yourself and I can show you how. Let’s look for a minute so you can learn a few tricks to create your own brain tweaks…or what I call MAGIC BEANS for your soul.
When we think… We get: *
“I’m so stupid.” – * I don’t learn effectively.
“I’m trash.” * A lack of self-love. Self-hate. Self-harm.
“I’ll never figure this out.” *I don’t figure it out or it takes FOREVER.
“I’m broken.” *I am never enough. I don’t see myself as whole and complete.
“I don’t know how to be alone.” *I’m not content either way. Alone or not.
“I can’t handle this.” *I don’t handle this very well. I’m a wreck.
If we find ourselves thinking these kinds of thoughts regularly, our brain will prove we’re right. It’s what it does. It’s actually doing its job. “See. I told you so!” is it’s unhelpful little mantra.
This is when we use a thought tweak. It doesn’t even have to be a major thought shift.
It can just be a TINY, ITTY BITTY, LITTLE tweak and it’s like changing the trajectory of a missile…one tiny little change and it misses its target completely and we end up with a totally different result.
Thought Tweaks are magic sauce
It’s magic, my friends.
Try these tweaks on for size and see what evidence your brain starts to find…TRUST me. It will start to do the job it’s given.
“Hmmm. Maybe I’m not that stupid. Maybe I can figure it out?”
“I’m considering the idea that I’m not trash after all.”
“I’m looking for ways that I’m not broken. That I am enough.”
“Maybe I can be alone AND be happy. I’m going to think about that.”
“Maybe, just maybe, I CAN handle this.”
I call thought tweaks magic beans. It’s amazing what thoughts start to show up in your mind when you create a thought tweak. Your brain simply starts to do the new job it has been given. (It’s amazing how it works.)
I had a client text me this morning, SO excited that his first thought when she opened her eyes this morning was, “I don’t need someone to be happy. I’m going to embrace the fact that I am single.”
She had been living with the idea for YEARS that she couldn’t bear to be alone, and that thought brought her a great amount of pain, which squarely put her into very dysfunctional relationships and created suicidal thoughts less than a week ago.
Thought tweaks, my friends, are magic, indeed! She employed a little thought tweak a few days ago, and now her brain has a new job. AND it’s finding evidence that it’s true.
She CAN be happy AND be alone. And the great thing is, when she decides not to be alone in her future, she won’t be happy because she’s needy. She’ll be happy because she can be. Either way.
Thought tweaks are one of the first tools I teach for a healthy emotional fitness routine. If you want a little help to get started, I’m happy to give you a free mini-session for free. Click on “the free consult button” on my home page and let’s get your magic started.
It’s magic for your soul!