Our Internal Clutter

Written by Lynn Cutts

Just like a disorganized closet crammed torepparttar gills with sporting goods, prom dresses, old furniture, and who knows what else, our psyches are crammed with old tapes, worries and anxieties, negative voices. We're more tuned in torepparttar 139383 messages from our past and our negative self talk than we are to our real selves. Heck, we can't even find our authentic selves in allrepparttar 139384 mess.

Meanwhile, our days are crammed with too many commitments, a lack of clear goals and priorities, uncompleted projects. We spend each day running as hard as we can just to stay in place. Nothing ever feels done.

Sound familiar? Well, you're not alone. Millions of people are inrepparttar 139385 same boat.

OLD TAPES. We carry a lot of old emotional baggage around with us. It's as if we have a constant film loop running in our heads that replays everything that ever went wrong inrepparttar 139386 past (but omits allrepparttar 139387 good stuff). That spat we had with our college roommate,repparttar 139388 guilt from a careless comment we made to a friend,repparttar 139389 hurt from not having a date forrepparttar 139390 Senior Prom. things like this clutter up our thoughts and distract us from more immediate and important issues.

WORRIES: Another source of mental and emotional clutter is worry, plain and simple. We lie awake at night, what if-ing ourselves into a tizzy. We construct dire and improbable possibilities, then treat them as if they were real. We create scenarios which paralyze us with fear. When we worry, we are projecting ourselves intorepparttar 139391 unknown future, instead of taking care of business inrepparttar 139392 here and now.

GREMLINS: Let's not forget all those little voices in our heads. Call them Gremlins or call them negative self-talk, those negative messages we send ourselves repeatedly clutter our self-confidence, our will to go on, our courage to change. Those voices arerepparttar 139393 ones that tell us we can't, we shouldn't, we're not smart enough, hard working enough, brave enough. They clutter our lives as surely as those piles of paper hiding our desk tops from view.

COMMITMENTS: We also contribute to this unnecessary mental confusion with our attempts to have it all and have it all right now! Our To Do lists are so full that there is no way we'll get to a tenth of all those tasks. We've cluttered our schedules with so many events, we don't really care about that there's no time left forrepparttar 139394 things that really matter, such as ourselves, our loved ones, or chocolate.

NO CLEAR GOALS: Our plans are just as cluttered. We're too busy to set clear goals and determine priorities. We put stuff off because we are so busy, until suddenly it's been put off so long that it's become an emergency. We waste our energy putting out fires instead of preventing them. We don't know where we're going, or why, because we don't haverepparttar 139395 time to stop and figure it out.

UNFINISHED PROJECTS: We have too many things going at once to see any of them through to completion. We leapfrog from one project to another. We start in on one thing and work on it until something else comes along. So we droprepparttar 139396 first one and startrepparttar 139397 second, only to drop that one when yet another one seems more interesting. Soon our uncompleted projects clutter our minds and our storage space. So what's a person to do?

Turn Those Emotions Into Success

Written by Laura Hickey http://www.laurahickey.com

In life there's bound to always be someone who wants to bring you down. Heck, maybe at times you've wanted to bring someone down as well. But let's put a new light on this. You may have co-workers, friends even relatives whether they are fully, only half or marriage related that try to take you down. Do they spend time trying to put you down by spreading rumors, talking behind your back and BSing things? Instead of focusing and living their own life, they are getting wrapped up in yours. Don't you feel special that they waste their time on you? Or do you not see it that way? Perhaps emotions take over torepparttar point that you wanna smash that person into millions of pieces? We've all been there, some more than once but by taking your emotions, you can turn it into success.

Now I'm not saying go screw over someone that forrepparttar 139351 most part has been there for you and then made a few mistakes. They are decent people, but forrepparttar 139352 ones that aren't, don't waste your time going after them.

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