As though on cue, my brain begins a download like this:
• Run the dishwasher
• Send a quick e-mail
• Forgot the mayonnaise
Rapid-fire thoughts like these jangle my nerves.
An antidote to idle mind chatter
What is the opposite of this sort of silly mind chatter?
Maybe it's slowing down, hitting the pause button. When I do that, it's as though I step outside myself and look in. Does this ever happen to you?
Rather than giving mind chatter airtime, ask, “What is truly essential?”
Nope, no emergency, I don’t have to call 911. Nothing has to be done immediately – not even putting the frozen items in the freezer!
In fact, what I need after most shopping trips is a few minutes of quiet time.
Okay, Mind, you can talk away, but I am going to sit down in that comfy chair, take a deep breath, look out the window and enjoy the garden.
So, what has been your experience with mind chatter? I’d love to hear how you deal with it.