From Your CRIT Counselor: Two Things to Remember

Take care of your thoughts when you are alone and your words with people.

Our thoughts impact how we feel and react or respond to people and situations. We tend to focus on negative thoughts or catastrophizing. Our loved one isn’t home, we call their phone, and they don’t answer. They probably had an accident and were unable to communicate. Maybe they’re in the hospital, and the thoughts go and on. The positive side is that we can select or reframe our thoughts if needed. 

Our thoughts can destroy us or uplift us. We have a choice.

As far as our words, how many relationships have we damaged because of what we say? Once we say something, we can’t take it back. It’s similar to squeezing toothpaste out of a tube and then wanting to put it back in. It is not possible. The effect has taken place. Just as our thoughts can destroy or build us up, the words we speak to others can also have a positive or negative impact.

These are two simple rules to follow, but they can be complicated. However, we have control over these two areas in our life. What thoughts and words will you choose?