I recently attended a National Association of Professional Organizers conference and the speaker really got in my head when he mentioned “cognitive distortions.”
This means our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking.
How many times do you have self doubt and compare yourself to others without knowing what they are carrying around with them???????
Yes this is brain trash, rubbish and junk! Why do we hold onto emotional clutter?
Clarity is seeing things as they are. Isn’t this what we all want to truly see?
It’s pretty common to go with our feelings instead of facts and this is where the distortion comes into play. The speaker Scott Greenberg made reference to The Giving Tree book. I am sure at some point everyone has read this.
The main premise is to have gratitude or in other words, want what you’ve got.
In order to ignore and clear out the mind trash, we have to focus on something bigger than ourselves. Face your fears and go for the action anyway. This will lead us into making connections. No matter what you do for a living this will put you in a better place. You won’t be worried about yourself. Facts and confidence will replace the rubbish.
This is when you can exist in a peaceful space both inside and out.
Practicing mindfulness or a brief 5 minutes of meditating everyday would be great too.