My 3 R's: Refresh, Relax, Reflect

It's been a while since I've just sat down to write.  Today I slept in, had 2 cups of coffee, and have just been hangin' with the fam.  It has been relaxing and a much needed break.

For the past several weeks, I have been working on ridding myself of "toxic thoughts", a term used in a book my therapist gave me, written by Dr. Caroline Leaf.  She talks about how these seemingly harmless "thoughts" can wreak havoc on your body physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  The more I read, the more I become aware of my thoughts and how they play out in my daily life.  Instead of taking time to enjoy my shower, my ride into work, my prep time, anytime really, I'm constantly thinking; playing out scenarios in my head of things that happened, how they could've been handled differently, what I should've done or said.  I also spend a lot of time thinking about things that haven't happened; playing out what-if scenarious, wondering how I should handle myself if they do, and worrying what others will say about how I react.
It would be wonderful to feel free of those thoughts, so I plan to continue reading and working on this. 

Thank you God for this day: to refresh my mind, relax my body, and reflect on my life...

Fear, go away!

New year; New Hopes; New Attitude