My mind is not my friend.
It tells me to skip my workout today, I’ve been good all week, why over exert myself? It tells me to start applying for jobs tomorrow, there’s no real urgency today. It tells me to cancel plans, I deserve some me-time. It tells me to ignore the sink full of dishes, someone else will deal with it. It tells me to slander others and engage in gossip, I’m whiter than white. It tells me I should stay in my comfort zone, change is scary.
My mind is not my friend. It’s like a cage. It protects me, but it also stops me from growing.
So I need to re-evaluate our relationship.
I need to treat my mind like a servant, I should be giving it orders, I am the master.
My mind needs to be kept on a tight leash, I let it wander too much, I let it define me.
It needs to be disciplined like a child, or else it will sabotage me.
24 thoughts on “My Mind Is Not My Friend”
Glad you enjoyed the post 😀
Long ago I told my mind to sit down and take a big cup of shut the hell up. Had to be done. Enjoyed your post.
Great stuff John, I hope it’s been listening!
Semi listening. 😊
is bad enuff
and you got the
stuff to move on with!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
yw . keep up the good work!
The mind does sabotage. It can hamper our progress and our lives.
We need to keep it on a leash.
100%, once we learn to master our minds, the sky is the limit 😀
Ah yes, our minds due tend to try and control us, when it is us at the helm in reality. I suppose it wouldn’t be too bad a thing if it’s planning and plots weren’t so bad for us. Mind over self, the battle field, who will be the victor? ❤ Kimba
Let’s try and have the mindset that we’ll always be stronger, we’ll be the victors, our minds can go take a nap 😛
Hi sweetheart. I am so sorry that it took this long to respond. I’ve been carrying a very heavy and difficult load on my shoulders and haven’t been present on WP at all. Funny, the moment I decide to sign on very quickly, as quickly as I can to finally respond to some of the notifications, I came across this one. I actually needed to hear this today more than you can imagine. Timing is everything in life (one of the things). Thank you sweetheart. Sending you much love. ❤ Kimberly
Your post really reminded me of Jae Nichelle’s poem about ‘Friends with Benefits’ which is really about the same thing of the mind working against you – link here if you’ve not seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vKL5K_n6Z0
Thanks for sending the link to this 🙂
I hope you like it! Her words are very powerful, aren’t they? 🙂
She’s got a very strong presence! I like how she personifies her anxiety, can definitely relate when she says she wants to knock her out haha
Boy, you are not kidding. The mind is a restless so-and-so, and requires constant vigilance. Good reminder here not to give up!
Absolutely, and it’s much easier said than done! But I think if we keep at it and make a habit of telling our minds to take a chill pill, we’ll truly unlock our potential in life 😀
Love this post. Couldn’t be any more true. I feel ya on this. Also loved the writing, good work. Excited to read more 😊
Thanks so much Kasey, glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Welcome, can’t wait to read more. Have the best day 🙌
Very well said…I enjoyed your post!