It can be a really tough gig when things start to spiral in a negative direction and throwing the towel in feels like the best (or only) thing to do. I totally get what that feels like and it’s a very unfun place to be. I had different plans for this week’s episode but then a couple of conversations I’ve had this past week or so made me change course and want to talk about how easy it is, firstly to get stuck in a story of our own creation, and secondly, why sometimes the best course of action is to seek relief rather than a solution.
For the most part, all of the thought loops that we cycle through are stories that we are telling ourselves. When we lose our objectivity and are unable to understand our thoughts as experiences rather than absolute truths, it’s easy to lose yourself in a story that serves little constructive purpose.
The other thing is that when you have got yourself into a stuck place, your headspace is such that it can be really hard to be open to solutions. This is why seeking relief- anything that moves you towards better feeling thoughts- it’s often the best start point to soften the edges of your resistance and open you up towards positive possibility.
I hope you enjoy it!