Wasteful Thinking

Wasteful Thinking

Top 11 ‘drag you down, get in the way of good things’ thoughts to eliminate from your day…

  1. Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  2. Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  3. Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  4. Blame/ Fault (who cares? what are we going to do now?)
  5. Wishful (do what you can to influence the project/ situation/ deal and keep moving)
  6. Self-pity (get over yourself … no excuses … no drama…
    no complaints … here’s how)
  7. Worrisome (it won’t help, costs time, and can drag you down)
  8. Jealous (want it? earn it)
  9. Pre-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have to prepare yourself for the argument that may never happen)
  10. Post-argumentative (the imaginary argument you have where you’re quicker than you were in the actual argument)
  11. Procrastinatory (if you’re going to procrastinate, it makes sense to do something fun instead of thinking about how bad it is that you’re procrastinating)

Some definitions provided by Merriam-Webster. Wasteful thoughts provided by your InspireYourPeople.com team.

They’re not our thoughts, you understand. We have friends with these thoughts.

:-) & –>
(that’s Smile & Move)

See below for 4 points that are helpful to me in handling my
wasteful thinking.

Be happy. Do something. Shop Smile & Move Gear.

Eliminating wasteful thoughts might be impossible but minimizing them (and their impact) is completely doable.

My approach…

  • Recognize them when they come up.
  • Remind myself they’re a costly distraction.
  • Reframe as a lesson the situation that might be causing the thought (find the value).
  • Redirect my thinking (and/ or doing) to something positive.

(Simple’s good.)