Work it Out: Brain Purge

What’s in my head today? The question should be what is NOT in my head today. I think about so much all of the time. Some of my thoughts are productive and some are not. Why does my brain fixate on getting out with friends, celebrity happenings, movies, music, etc. when it really should be thinking about my husband, children, outdoor clean-up, 5k training, domestic and global issues impacting my family, health care, summer plans, etc.? I wish I had a remote control for my head. That way I could just click a button and the right channel would come to mind. Just think of how much more productive I would be each day.

However, I think all this junk in my head does have a means to an end. Most of these thoughts lead me to think about my life in the big picture. Where do I want to be in 5, 10, 15 even 20 years? The pictures in my head help plot my future. In 5 years I want to be a well-paid, published writer. Setting this goal in my head and then recording it for you and I to read is a catalyst for taking the next-steps toward achievement.

Another truth is I have a lot to say about what happens around me and I have a lot to say about people who make impressions on my life. Why keep all these thoughts to myself? My brain cannot continue to store them all and it needs room for all the other information that comes at me every day. Besides, maybe someone else – you perhaps – will have better use for it than me.

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