Saturday, December 18, 2010

I Will Stop Fighting With My Boss In The Shower

I haven’t quite come up with a plan on how I’m going to change my attitude. Procrastination is part of my problem. So I guess I better just get started somewhere, otherwise, I might never get going on this attitude change.

The easiest place to start is where no problems actually exist. These are the problems I create in my mind. I just KNOW what my boss is going to say during some scenario I’m SURE will happen at work. It usually doesn’t happen and when it does, it usually doesn’t go down how I thought. Usually. And then sometimes it does. And that once in a while is enough for my mind to further speculate future scenarios.

Now if these scenarios played out at work right before something might or might not happen, it would be one thing. But these scenarios nag at me during my non-work hours - while I’m driving to work, while I’m showering, while I’m trying to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night.

And then I saw this:

“The human brain cannot distinguish between a real event and an imagined event. You will experience this if you think about something in your life, perhaps something happy or sad, with such intensity that you can create all the emotions of the event as if it were actually happening.”
           -- Excerpt from “Be Your Own Life Coach” by Jeff Archer

So, as far as my brain is concerned I’m working during these scenarios - and not getting paid! This has got to stop.


  1. Being the watcher of the mind thinking (working)is a very enlightening experience. Lots of total garbage gets created almost out of habit.

  2. You are absolutely right, Carol!

  3. Amy, you need to change your subconscious programing; look up Darren Weissman's Life Line technique ( ~ it's amazing cutting edge stuff! :)

  4. Hi John! I couldn't agree more. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely check it out.

  5. it either needs to stop, or you need to start getting paid for all the over time!!!!

  6. Wow, that is a powerful quote, and so very true. We all brood over stuff that isn't really there sometimes, and I know I have created problems in my mind where they never really existed. That's my biggest flaw.

  7. @jess - I only wish I could figure out a way to get paid for it, that would be better than the struggle I'll go through trying to change.

    @happyme16 - It's a shame so many of us suffer from this, hopefully we will all find a way to stop it.

    @jazzy e - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

  8. Hahaha I totally relay things in my head while I'm in the shower! Like all of these pretend scenarios. I'm so glad someone else gets as emotionally involved in made up situations as I do!