We Are What We Think .... Right?

"Think. Think. Think. Oh, bother."
Someone around here has been doing lots of thinking. I won't name any names, but she's tall and has long dark hair and is currently fulfilling lifelong mermaid fixations by living at the beach for a while....

Anyway, so thinking can be such a great pasttime. It's a way to process information, to have internal conversations with your conscious & subconscious selves, and transcribe emotions, sensations, and intuition into coherent sentences. It happens pretty naturally. We don't try to think about things, but we can't seem to help it. 

What I've been running into lately is that moment when "thinking" about something turns into "dwelling" on it. That, friends, is not so healthy. When you've thought all you can think, it's time to put that thought away or get it out by talking through, writing it down, creating something, or whatever outlet works for you. Because dwelling is a dangerous trap. Things seem so real inside your own head, right? There's no one else in there saying, "Uh, does that seem a little ridiculous to you? How do you know that's the truth? Can we take a step back for a second?" Instead, you're just swirling and thinking and wondering and analyzing in ever growing circles of emotion and intensity, getting nowhere but still mentally exhausted. 

So, dwelling is for living, not thinking. If you want to dwell, plant yourself on your couch with a cold drink and a hot pizza and be all up in your "dwelling." 

Otherwise, you're probably not on the right track with the dwelling thing, and you're doing that instead of thinking, and you're no fun to be around like that [for yourself or anyone else] and you're not actually solving anything and it really isn't the end of the world as we know it if you just STOP THINKING ABOUT IT for a day or two, okay?

Okay. Good talk. Hope that person [whoever she was] who was doing all of that thinking and dwelling around here gets the message.

I'll leave you with a little thought [that's actually a really, really big thought]:

"Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, 
and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. 
Think about things that are excellent and 
worthy of praise." ~ The Bible

Thoughtfully Yours,
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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