I don’t know if you’re like me, but I sometimes find myself avoiding books just because they’re popular.
Seeing them everywhere seems to put me off them for some odd reason.
It was therefore good to be persuaded by a friend to read Richard Carlson’s ‘Stop Thinking, Start Living’ – definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of self-help books.
Among a host of other useful reflections, Carlson reminds us that how you feel is very much driven by what you think.
And to a large degree you can control what you think.
I listen to the radio in the bathroom in the mornings, and even on days when I may not be feeling so great I’ll become aware that an amusing remark by the presenter has got me smiling.
In this moment I’ve clearly stopped dwelling on negativity to smile at a joke instead.
Not surprisingly, thinking about negative stuff can make you feel bad.
So why not make a deliberate effort today to send black thoughts packing?
You have the power to do this.
You really do.