My mind started racing – what’s wrong, what about my data, how can I generate invoices, OMG I haven’t backed up!!!
After some bumbling self-diagnosis – for the laptop and my own mental state – I visited the Apple store. My laptop was only mostly dead and it was successfully revived.
I tell this story because it made me realise how when under pressure the little negative voice in my head automatically switched on.
It was a reminder that despite the regular junking and positive self talk that I practice daily, when something totally unexpected happened I reverted to type.
A lot of us go through life all systems go, sometimes seemingly on auto-pilot. And this is despite the daily pressures we are all dealing with – deadlines, mortgages, health, job security, relationships.
So when something else comes along and adds to those everyday pressures, we freak out. We are out of our comfort zone, we feel overwhelmed, our mind starts to overload on useless and negative chatter, we feel sick in the stomach. I had all of those reactions to the unrealised possibility of losing everything on my computer. And it was only my computer – I mean really! It felt so important at the time, critical even, but it wasn’t really.
I did do some junking when I stopped hyper-ventilating and it did help me. It was yet another reminder of how beneficial junking can be – for the everyday and the unexpected.
So the next time those pressures weigh you down, take a deep breath, pull out your junk journal and get the negative self chatter out of your head and into the journal.
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