26 Jan I can take charge of my life. Shelley’s shares her epiphany with her counselor.
I just wanted to share that i started reading that book…Get Life Right (you let me borrow it but it has OFFICE COPY ONLY written on it more than once) I REALLY LIKE IT!!! I will bring it back net Tue. and get my own as it isn’t something I can read fast and I want to write in it.
“How ironic how it talks about self-talk, how we look at ourselves and our potential..at a time when I’m willing to listen and take it to heart. It’s really encouraging and gives me hope.”I want to be more emotionally stable, I want to “deal” with things and not let circumstances throw me…I want to have a PLAN! This book talks about changing and having direction in your life. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it”
AND IT HAS TO DO WITH HOW WE SEE THINGS…HOW DO I SEE THINGS!??? He talks about how it “causes” your reality and how you think and how you process and how much your self-talk has power over you…and how to take charge of your thought habits.
Now, I wouldn’t have picked up a book like this to read. In fact I kind of stay away from books like this and if I would have seen it after your class I would have not liked thinking about stuff like this so would have avoided it because it means I have to really think about it and accept it and work on it!
The book says we are the boss of our thoughts. It is my choice how I think. If I don’t take charge of it than dependencies, anxieties and habits take over…and I lose control and the cycle or hurting myself continues and I many times do things because it’s on a whim and don’t care about tomorrow. If I really thought about things I would make better choices!
I HAVE NEVER HAD A PLAN FOR MY LIFE. Not really because I didn’t expect to live another week. I don’t like to “bank” on anything.
I just want to ask if we can go through this book first instead of the – Courage to Heal? I know there are things in there too but this book gives me hope that I can actually change for the better and well. Have you read this one? It is good! It seems attainable and makes sense to me but, I am only on page 17 so?
I still have a hard time with learning how to accept myself and realize i can be somebody. My next apt. is over a week away. I plan to read this book and want to talk with you about it then.