If you’re anything like us, your mind is probably racing at 1,000 miles an hour, jumping from one thing to the next, trying to sort out this, finding a way to do that, wondering how/what/where and so on.
Research shows that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts racing through their heads every single day.
And sometimes, it is almost as if we hear (and feel) every single one of them.
This constant flow of thoughts, when left unaddressed, lead to stress levels increasing which has a negative impact not only on how we physically feel but also how we internally feel.
The sad thing about it though is that almost 80% of those thoughts that we are having are not very helpful.
And 95% of them are the same ones we had the day before.
But we keep them inside.
Trying to process them.
Trying to make sense of them.
In reality, trying our level best to get rid of them.
And sometimes, because they’re so loud and we’re doing our best to “get rid of them” we often think that those close to us know what’s going on.
Yes, they can see the things that we are working on and yes, they may be involved in stuff.
But they don’t really know what’s going on.
Because we feel that we have to keep it to ourselves and deal with it, or because we believe that they know what’s happening, especially during stressful times.
Yet sometimes, all it takes to help process things is a simple conversation.
We’re using the word “simple” here because it doesn’t always mean that it’s easy.
When your mind is racing at the speed of light, it can often be difficult to open up.
It can be challenging to say what’s going on.
However, it makes a difference. A really big difference.
Because it helps us to find perspective and some form of understanding.
It helps us to either let things go or start creating plans to deal with things.
But we have to find the strength and courage to open up and share what’s happening behind the scenes.
We’re not mind readers and will never be able to know what someone is going through unless they open up to us.
And neither are the people around us.
So today, what’s some of the things racing around your head that you could find someone to talk to about ?
What difference would it make if you opened up and acknowledged some of the things you’re feeling to another person?
Why not give it a go ?
You might be pleasantly surprised at how things could change internally.
Don’t be a mind reader and secretly hope that someone is going to come along and ask you “that” question you’ve been hoping someone will ask.
And if there’s anything you wanna get off your chest, we’re always here and willing to listen.