Episode 52: Eliminate Toxic Thoughts

In today’s episode, I talk about eliminating toxic thoughts. With this being the last week before school starts, I’ve been busy preparing for the end of summer and the beginning of the school year, but I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my own thoughts. Recently, I finished reading a book by Jenny Allen that talks about how our thoughts shape the lives we live. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by our day-to-day life and oftentimes thoughts can be consuming to the point of controlling. However, I am here to remind you that letting our thoughts spiral out of control does more harm than good. It’s time to eliminate our toxic thoughts. 

  • With how life is going recently, we spend more time with our thoughts than ever. But how exactly do our thoughts shape the lives we live and what is the relationship with our health? (2:27)
  • Rachel shares the 3 lies we believe about ourselves covered in the book“Get out of your head” by Jenny Allen, and how it’s impacted her own life (3:48)
  • The danger of toxic thinking is the distorted version of reality it creates in our own minds (6:38)
  • The power of repetition and interruption: How to combat toxic thoughts by redirecting them with something more positive (9:46)
  • Rachel speaks about how her negative thoughts spiral and her habit of “burying” her concerns instead of confronting them (14:01)
  • Changing your thoughts will change your behavior. What are some of your toxic thoughts and what categories do they fall into? How can you begin to change these patterns (17:26)
  • What are some steps you can take and resources you can use to combat toxic thoughts? (20:40)

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