We often hear that our mind is our greatest asset. At the same time, our mind is the exact same part of our body that can get caught up in ideas that cause anxiety, depression, and sadness.
Lately, I have been spending more time being cognizant of what I give my energy to, most especially my thoughts and people I keep close to me. What I've found is that the things that I dwell on have some kind of weight to them. Most of the time that energy is going towards a situation that bothered me or something that I feel could have done differently.
Anything that I still have feelings about 1 day later feels like it's holding me back from achieving greatness. I recently had a misunderstanding with someone at work and 5 days later it was still bothering me; I found myself thinking about the situation over and over. Thinking about what I should have said vs what I didn't say, etc. Literally 5 days of thinking about a situation that I couldn't change. I knew exactly what it was, I realized that I felt I didn't handle the situation the way I should have in hindsight. So what did I do? I wrote a message to my colleague letting them know that I didn't want that misunderstanding to hinder our relationship. I didn't have to do that, I could have moved on without thinking twice, but then who would I be? I'd be the person letting my ego win because I was too embarrassed to admit that I could have done something differently in the situation. It may not have changed the outcome but it also could have changed the way the situation was approached by both parties.
Have you ever taken a moment to look at what floods your mind throughout the day, what thoughts/feelings are you drawn to? Are they happy thoughts or do they cause you to worry? If those thoughts cause worry, panic, or frustration - Take the time to think about how you can take back control of your thoughts. Find something else to focus on or take a second to think about the situation with a different lens.