When you’re worried about or scared of something, have you ever stopped to really think about it and consider whether it’s true or whether you’re just gossiping inside your own head? Your brain is an incredible thing, but it’s also a hopeless gossip – worse than any of your friends and way worse than any of your frenemies. It’ll gossip about you to your face, sending you into a tailspin of self‐doubt, fear and stress.
So when you next find yourself going round and round in circles, stop, and ask yourself: Is this actually true? Or is my brain just gossiping? No prizes for guessing what the answer usually is.
And if it is real, ask yourself:
“What can I do about it, or learn from it?”