Hi there, and welcome to day four. So, yesterday we talked about what if everything you thought came true. Yeah? So, that was about trying to think positive things and not negative things in your life, so that, you know, you convince yourself of bad things all the time because it goes round in your head and round and round and round, you know, and you can convince yourself that you either hate something or you love something just by telling yourself consistently on an ongoing basis what’s going on.
So, I hope you took that lesson in because it is an important one. Today’s lesson is all about the fact that everyone in the same room is just as crazy as we are. Yeah? Bit of a weird one, but let me explain, yeah? So there was a study done. Um, they were talking about how people react, and, ah, oh, by the way, if it is a little bit windy, I needed a bit of fresh air today. I’m getting a bit house-bound, so I thought I’d come outside and just get some fresh air for a bit.
But anyway, they said, like, if you take a doctor’s reception as an example, yeah, and, uh, you walk into the doctor’s, you sit down, there’s like 15 or there are 20 people in the room, and it’s normally quiet an awkward silence of … Nowadays, it definitely is an awkward silence ’cause most people are kinda flicking on their phones. What’s going on on Facebook? What’s happening with this? What’s happening with that, you know, and they’re not very conversational, whereas years ago, you probably would have found that there were situations where people might talk to you.
But what they said is that, if you plugged everybody into a speaker within that room, then you would think that absolutely everyone in the room was crazy. Because, you know, you think strange things sometimes. You know what I mean? You don’t even know where they come from, but you could be sitting there just, you know, all smiley. You could be sitting there thinking, “Did I leave the cooker on? Hm. What time am I supposed to pick the kids up? And we do it … What happens if I don’t get back in time, and I miss my meeting,” and, uh, all sorts of strange things, really. It’s just amazing what your mind can conjure up when it’s not kept busy.
You know? And that’s where one of the difficulty comes in, understanding what those crazy thoughts mean and how it’s processing ’cause the crazy stuff, it can get real, real crazy, as well, if you’re not in a good place. Yeah. Some of those thoughts are not nice whatsoever. But the thing is is they are just thoughts. They are just your mind wandering off and questioning yourself about things and asking you about stuff and bringing things into your mind. Some of it can be around worry. So, if you’ve left things in the closet that you’re consistently worrying about, then, yeah, they’re gonna come back to haunt you.
But it can just be innocent thoughts. They may not seem like innocent at the time, but that’s what they are. It is just you talking to yourself is the strange thing. That’s right. It’s that sometimes we talk to ourselves, and it’s us that drive ourselves crazy. Why? Silly isn’t it? We’re in charge of our own minds, you know so why do we drive ourselves crazy.
So the quickest and easiest way to do it is take your mind off it and switch your thoughts. If you get a weird thought, and I mean a seriously weird thought, you just laugh. You know? I’ve had some strange thoughts even today. It’s like, you know, um, “Oh, my God. What happened if I tripped and banged my arm? What happens if I die next week?” All sorts of strange stuff, you know? There’s no limiting factor to what you’re gonna think of in your mind sometimes, but sometimes, if you recognize that it is just a thought and that’s all it is, doesn’t matter how bad it is, you just laugh and say, “You’re crazy, fool. You’re crazy, man. You’re nuts,” you know, and make yourself laugh.
Distract yourself from it and think about something else. Look at the person over there, and say, “Wow. Yeah. Love your pink socks, dude,” or anything that can take your mind off what those thoughts are doing to you because they’re just silly, but the good thing is is, once you learn to control them, and once you learn for them to become a positive thing, all those thoughts start to, you know, turn to good thoughts, productive thoughts, great thoughts. You wanna come out, you know. Yeah. I’m gonna smile. Man, I’m gonna do this. I’m gonna have a great day. I’m gonna feel happy. I’m gonna get on. I’m gonna do that.
You have to be aware that they are just thoughts. That’s all it is. Yeah? It’s just a weird thought, no matter how weird it is. So, just don’t worry about it. Don’t worry about what your owns thoughts are saying about you. Excuse, uh, the couple of cars. I don’t normally get cars coming past here, but today I have. I should’ve asked them for a lift to the shop for a bottle of wine seeing how I can’t get out with my arm. (laughs)
Okay. So, listen. Control your own thoughts. Don’t worry about them. If you get them scary things in, distraction, yeah. Smile. Laugh. Do whatever. Just take your mind off it. Focus your attention in a different way.
So, the next video tomorrow is gonna be why clarity and innate thinking will really help you move forward, yeah. Okay? So, think about that for a while. Go away and start laughing and joking about your own weird thoughts that are going on in your head, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Want more information check out this post on I don’t know what to do with my life here.