In his book, “The Relationship Handbook,” George Pransky tells us that thoughts generate moods and emotions.
To instantly put yourself in a better mood, change your thought or drop your thought.
Hard to imagine any thoughts that would cause negative emotions as I look at this sleeping angel!
When I think my cat’s annoying me by circling my feet as I make dinner, I feel frustrated. When I think my cat’s doing what cat’s do, my emotions neutralize. When I think my cat is a loyal companion, I feel warm and friendly.
Which thought do I choose to think?
Changing or dropping a thought in a moment isn’t always easy. Sometimes it seems impossible. And, I have found it to be an incredibly rewarding practice.
Our egos can create havoc with this one! “But, my cat shouldn’t try to get food while I’m making dinner. I just fed him.” Okay, would I rather be in a bad mood or change my thought? Of course, in this case, I can also employ all my best cat training techniques!