The Power of Thoughts
Your thoughts are extremely powerful. Imagine you're stuck in traffic. A flashy sports car cuts you off and the driver yells something out the window. Did you want to yell back? Did you act on that thought, or did you let it go, knowing the potential dangers of road rage? Now imagine you've spent the day running errands, doing housework and caring for children. When you finally get to relax at the end of the day you think to yourself, "I totally deserve an ice cream sundae!" Did you act on that thought?
You know the difference between what's best for you and what's not in both cases. In the first scenario, you probably listened to your second thought to use better judgement and stayed silent. In the second scenario though, there's often no second thought. In your mind, food is soothing, so the thought is not questioned and the action is carried out.
We're asking you to become aware. Learning to hear your thoughts so that you have the ability to decide to take an action. This will empower you to better control emotional or stress eating.
This week, focus on being aware of your thoughts and how they influence your behaviors. Share with your team what thoughts you've heard, and and ask for support to dispute any irrational thoughts.
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