The Thought Database
Imagine that starting from the time you woke up today, each thought running through your head has been captured in a database, classified and categorized, and then cross-referenced with the values and priorities closest to your heart.
Would you be happy with the result?
Program Your Brain to Work for You, but Start Small
The human brain can process extraordinary amounts of information. But in order to take full advantage of this information, we have to first be aware of what's in there.
This week, as often as you think of it, simply ask yourself this question:
"What is one thought that is in my head right now?"
If you want to accelerate your progress, write this question on a couple of reminder notes. Post them in places you see often during the day – next to your computer, in your car, or on the bathroom mirror are good examples.
Going on "Awareness Autopilot" Frees Up Your Resources for Change
When we're not conscious of our thoughts, it's easy to get caught up in them and lose touch with what's important. Feeling overwhelmed or out of control uses up huge amounts of resources, making it difficult for us to make needed change.
Getting into the habit of knowing your thoughts is a powerful catalyst for being able to manage your thoughts – and then using them to work for you instead of against you.
After you have gotten into the habit of observing what thoughts are running through your head, you will find it easier to analyze whether or not they are in tune with your priorities.
And because you've established a more solid foundation of maintaining awareness, you will have more resources – and less resistance – to acting on your intention to change things if needed.
© 2014 Dr. Kristin Rose