Drumroll Please

My worksheet from this morning. Am I 5? I suppose a 5 year old would have worded it differently. Why did my immature scribble feel so good?

I woke up angry, depressed and overwhelmed. My “hot thought” being “I hate life.”

Some day’s I feel like a preschooler. Throwing unintellectual tantrums in my head. A philosophical dead zone.

When Jase woke up he brought me down a few notches and had me write out a list of things I enjoy.

Then, I got on a rant about seeing the quote “The quality of your life is in the quality of your habits” and the white hot anger came spewing out of me on how I viewed it………………

He said “Honey, this time has taken you, you have not taken it. This time has chosen you to work on your mental health. It is the most productive thing you could be doing right now. Wouldn’t the world be a much more peaceful place if we would stop commenting on other peoples lives and just focus on living our own? Does it really matter who’s doing what with the time they have?”

He’s right.

14 thoughts on “Drumroll Please

  1. Is “Hot Thought” some kind of established idea in therapy? I’ve never heard it used before. I confess column five made me smile: “Evidence That Does Not Support the Hot Thought”. Taking a moment to consider this in advance might have spared me a few of my “romantic” mistakes during the college years.

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    • Now I shall laugh every time I complete one of these worksheets, thank you! 🙂
      It’s from an old therapy book called mind over mood. 1983 old. Maybe they’ve replaced “hot” with a more politically correct therapy term by now.


  2. Every now and again you just need to give yourself one of these moments in time. Say ‘fuck this shit’ to this new normal and just exist. It’s not ideal, but sometimes it’s needed.

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