deface the page (and save your brain)
Here’s the problem with thinking: thoughts build upon each other and begin ricocheting against the walls of my brain, creating pure chaos and a cacophony that distracts me from the very life I’m living. Often, too often, the thoughts I wake up begin with the words “I should…” I should have woken up earlier. I shouldn’t have stayed up so late. I should be more organized. I should relax more. I should do more….
The sun comes up, the gloves come on, and I begin beating the crap out of myself for all of my failings and shortcomings. Yippee!
Lucky for me, I have been gifted with a malfunctioning brain that tends more to negative, self-defeating thoughts than fresh, wind-blown inspirations. Even so, I’ve come to believe most of us humans are susceptible to these unkind thoughts about ourselves, and we all must find a way to live and thrive, in spite of the asshole within.
This is why I write. To change my mind. To move it from a negative to a positive state, so I can air out the stale thoughts and get on with things. I neuroplasticize baby. I move, I should have woken up this morning at 6:00 to I want to wake up at 6:00 each morning so I have time alone with my thoughts and steaming cup of coffee. One contains punishment while the other contains positive intention and inspiration.
So I make time for this. I make time to change my mind, to feed it positivity and power. Because it really comes down to choosing the thoughts we want to think. Therefore, I deface the page to save my brain.