Thank you to David Hatfield for introducing me to this exercise.
We often get stuck in cyclical thoughts and feelings, which take us away from living our lives.
This is a simple exercise to help manage cyclical thoughts and/or feelings:
- Consciously become aware of a cyclical thought/feeling you are having or have been having recently.
- Name it. Get a good sense of the puzzle you are trying to solve in your head and how it makes you feel overall.
- Figure out what part of your body this thought/feeling affects the most. It may be your head or it may be something like a tension, constriction, or heaviness somewhere else in your body.
- When you know where it’s located, give it a shape, a texture, and a color. Don’t think too hard about this, just the first thing that comes to mind. Continue reading