Sometimes it pays to ask: Is this true?
When our mind goes off on one of its wild stories…
… Such as when a lost sale ends up in a failed business.
… Or the argument with a spouse ends up in a failed marriage.
… Or a leak in the roof ends up with bankruptcy.
Can we follow the Feel Better Project process to stop and check in with ourselves to ask: How am I feeling right now?
And if that bad feeling is the result of a runaway story, can we feel it, accept that the bad feeling is there… and also question: Is this true?
Then… if we realize it’s nothing but a story… we can bring some realism into the situation and feel just a little bit better.
The key is to put in the pause; to stop and check in with ourselves before the story becomes a blockbuster movie