Have you noticed that many of your thoughts are useless?
Our mind stays busy with stories from the past, criticizing the present or worried about the future. And between the past, the critic and the future, we miss the present moment.
The good news is that we can teach our mind to live in the present moment. Imagine your thoughts are like those of a spoiled child catching your attention with screams and tantrums. If you pay attention to the screams and tantrums you will be reinforcing the behavior, but if you ignore it sooner or later the negative behavior will disappear. Our thoughts are the same.
When you notice that your mind is distracted by thoughts, acknowledge it and bring your attention to what you are doing right now. Choose your battles. We always have options in difficult situations: we can stay and try to change it, we can stay and accept the situation as it is, we stay and make it worse, or we can leave the situation by just and leaving. You choose.
Do not expect different results in your life when you just give excuses that you cannot change. Focus on what you have, not what you do not have. In what you focus will determine your reality. Use your strengths to achieve the changes you want.
EMDR Therapy can reduce the symptoms of fear for people suffering from phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Remember that life is lived in the now!
Why do you allow fear to control your life?
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE! Therefore, allow each moment to count.
Objectively explore what is the real risk of the decision you have not made because of fear.
What part of that fear is legitimate and that part is just a story you are making in your mind? Ask yourself:
• "If I do not do this, will I regret it for the rest of my life?" Regret is one of the most disappointing and discouraging human emotions.
• "Is there something I fear and must overcome if I want to achieve my goals?" Often, focusing on what we can get, such as goals, helps us reduce fear.
• "What is the worst thing that could happen to you if I make this decision that I fear so much?" Can you possibly die? I know this sounds extreme, but this can help put things in perspective.
Overcoming your fears is difficult. I will not say it is not. Think about the fears and worries you face in your life and that prevent you from reaching your goals.
Maybe those fears that stop you only exist in your mind and are fueled by painful experiences of the past. But regardless of the cause or root of your fears, the consequences will be the same:
YOU WILL NOT BECOME THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE
I encourage you to turn your fear and worries into fuel. I invite you to open your arms like wings and make way for those areas in your life that you want to improve. In doing so, you will be creating your own destiny.
Going forward means that you have the courage to leave behind everything that keeps you from growing and being genuinely happy.
EMDR Therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, relational problems, addictive behaviors, and anger management.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
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