Podcast 443: How I Use the Neurocycle to Overcome the “If Only/Should Have/Could Have” Thinking Trap
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In this podcast I talk about something that I battle with: “if only/should have/could have” thinking, and how I manage my mind to overcome this negative mental spiral. If we are constantly trapped in a web of “if only/I can’t/could have/would have/should have”, this kind of thinking can quickly become a toxic mindset that changes our perspective—the way we see and respond to the world. I know, I have been there many times! This is really something I have struggled with my whole life. Regrets and ruminations can really catch you in their snare and keep you stuck in a negative thought spiral, which, in turn, can impact your mental wellbeing.
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2:15 How getting stuck ruminating on the past can affect your mental health
2:55 How to use mind management to deal with toxic thinking cycles
5:49 How I use mind management to handle frustration
6:40 , 10:31 Just because things could have been different doesn’t mean that things would have been better!
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