What do you think?

What are you thinking right now?

About your life?

Your work?

The first step is honestly just to bring awareness to what is going on in that brain of yours.

Our brains offer up tens of thousands of thoughts a day.

That’s their job.

Brains were designed to think.

Just like hearts beat, lungs breathe, kidneys filter urine, etc, etc.

Your brain’s job is to offer up thoughts.

Because we are human, we can actually recognize those things that occur to us as just thoughts. 

Those thoughts come and go.

The thoughts that come back over and over, the recurrent thoughts, we can take a look at those and see if they are serving us.

The thoughts you think over and over again, your recurrent thoughts, are they thoughts that serve you?

Chances are, if you are like most of us, many of our thoughts are not serving us at all.

“Medicine sucks”

“I am so tired of all this”

“I am so burned out”

“I am so unhappy”

Those thoughts can make us feel defeated or overwhelmed.

Especially if we continue to think them over and over and over again.

So what do we do?

Well…the first step, is just to have awareness.

Then we work on non-judgmental awareness.

Just accept those thoughts as something that occurred to you.

But you are not your thoughts.

You are the thinker of your thoughts.

You can actually choose to try to think new thoughts.   You can try to find some thoughts that might serve you better.  Even just a little better.  Something believable.

If you want some ideas about how you might be able to do that, download my free guide for women physicians that goes over the exactly process I use with my clients to start changing their thought patterns to find something a little more empowering to believe so that they can start creating a more sustainable life for themselves.