Want To Practice Mindfulness? Ask These 3 Questions.

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Question #1 What emotions am I feeling right now?

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Question 2: What’s my dripping faucet? What thoughts are causing these emotions?

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Question #3 Is it True?

  1. Pay attention to what you’re thinking
  2. Make a choice about what to believe and ask:
  3. Is the thought capital T true?
  4. Am I absolutely sure it’s true?
  5. What’s the evidence?
  • Circumstance: Hearing about a really successful writer
  • Thought: I am too late in the game
  • Is this true? I don’t know.
  • Am I absolutely sure it’s true? No
  • What’s the evidence? There are many people who made a career change late in life.
  • *All you need is ONE example that contradicts your initial thought.
  • New thought: It’s true that I’m just starting out, but it’s not True that I’m ‘too late’. I enjoy writing and therefore can continue exploring this path.
  • Circumstance: Co-worker is being less friendly this morning
  • Thought: She/he doesn’t like me
  • Is it true? I don’t know
  • Am I absolutely sure it’s true? No
  • What’s the evidence? We like and respect each other. We have been working together for a few months. There is no reason for her/him to hate me.
  • New thought: Maybe I can be nicer to him/her, or ask if everything is ok.
  • BONUS: Think of 2 alternative explanations for why he/she is behaving this way.

Now what?

  1. What am I feeling? Name these emotions.
  2. What thoughts are causing these emotions?
  3. Are they true? Am I absolutely sure they’re true?

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