Stupid Fucking Thought

I have so many thoughts...  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Phew, that felt good. Locked up energy in my mind.  It needs to escape - it’s driving me insane.

Why do we think? We think to ponder, to question, and to figure out. Even when we are in a state of bliss, we think. When there is no problem to solve, we think to create one. “God damn, I wish I could experience this forever. I don't really want to go back. What if I could stay..."

Thinking can turn a beautiful moment into an internal melodrama between you and your thoughts. When was the last time you were able to fully enjoy even one day of your life without thoughts barging into your mind and ruining it? In reality, there is nothing to think about.

What if we could put away these thoughts for just a moment?  If we understand that these thoughts are doing nothing but sabotaging us, we can. Let the thoughts run on, but pay no attention to them. Do not feed them. They are simply thoughts; they are not you.

The next time you find yourself latching onto a thought and begin the never-ending process of pondering or questioning, just say out loud: “Stupid Fucking Thought.” It magically seems to disappear.

If you have too many thoughts and get overwhelmed, exhausted, or anxious because of them, start writing - it can be about anything. Your subconscious mind often knows what it truly wants you to understand. It simply cannot communicate it to you because of all of the Stupid Fucking Thoughts (SFTs) that distract you throughout the day.

See, these thoughts form a barrier between your mind and your physical body. For example, if you feel tired (mental), your body naturally wants sleep (physical). However, sometimes that physical action cannot take place because SFTs are swimming around in your head like fish in a sea. Writing helps to organize and sort through these SFTs so you can toss them aside. SFTs can only disappear in one of two ways:

1.  You Allow Them to Come to a Conclusion.

This almost NEVER happens, because the more attention you give the SFT, the more it grows. Have you ever had the thought “Ugh, my hair sucks today,” and later were anxious to give a presentation solely because you were worried about your hair? This is because the thought swelled the more you focused on it. SFTs can only come to a conclusion through writing or taking action, and you will never be able to solve them all.

2. You Disregard Them as Soon as They Surface by Withholding All of Your Attention and Focus.

SFTs seem to disappear without conclusion or action only if you let them go immediately. The more focus you give a SFT, the faster it grows and the harder it becomes to disregard it. A great way to learn how to disregard SFTs is to meditate. Sit quietly with yourself and practice letting go of every SFT that enters your mind.   

Stop letting insignificant thoughts take over your body, mind and life. The next time you begin to feel anxious or overwhelmed, simply recognize and take notice of the thoughts that are present in your head. Then, when you realize that these thoughts are the source of your internal struggle, use one of the two action steps above to relieve yourself. The more you practice letting go of thoughts, the easier it will become.  

Oh, and one more thing: if you take the writing approach to bring your SFTs to a conclusion, make sure you really beat them down for slightly ruining your life while they were present.

Be gone, Stupid Fucking Thoughts. Be gone.