“You’ve Got 565 Messages!” Hit Delete. Most Messages Are Not Worth Keeping!

How annoying is Spam? Fortunately, your computer is smart enough to get rid of it as fast as it comes in. If you go and look in your Spam folder, you’ll see emails about foreclosures, dentures, dog food, universities, credit card companies, etc. Junk! Pure and simple. But our computers know better. They protect us from having to read about Viagra, top-grade drugs, or emails telling us they’re “going to love us tonight,” or that we have $3,000,000 waiting in an account in the Cayman Islands.  Yeah, right.

There are 86,400 seconds in a 24-hour day. During that time, we receive about 70,000 thoughts/messages. That equates to a thought/message every 1.2 seconds. The majority of those messages are JUNK. Unfortunately, there’s no Spam folder in our brain in which to store the un-welcomed intruders; no Spam detector to rid you of all the negative stuff that fills you up. Think about the thoughts that go through your brain on a daily basis. I would venture to say that most, if not all, have nothing to do with what you’re doing in the moment. Perhaps you’re thinking about your appearance (i.e., the pimple on your chin, the shape of your legs, your muffin top, etc.).  Or maybe you’re wondering about your boyfriend’s whereabouts, what you’re going to do later that day, how much you’re annoyed by a Facebook message you read, your next Tweet, and on and on. These thoughts come fast and furious.

The problem is that those useless, and all-too often, negative messages, cause you to feel bad about yourself. Whatever you think about on a constant basis grows over time. It’s like a plant that grows and thrives if you water it. Such is the case with negative thoughts you feed with attention.  If you’re always focused on how bad you think you look, you’ll cringe every time you pass a mirror. If you tend to think people are doing you wrong, any action by someone will be misconstrued with a negative slant. Your body feels the ill-effects. You become angry, anxious, and possibly depressed. Your confidence goes out the window. And your self-esteem? What self-esteem? You are assaulted daily with so many negative thoughts that you start to actually believe them.

It’s time to be your own Spam detector. During the course of your day, take inventory of your thoughts. What are they?  How do they make you feel?  Pause often during your day and assess the thought/s that commonly take strolls through your brain walkway. If they’re something negative, throw them into the Spam folder and hit Delete (Permanently). If positive, take a second to feel its delicious effects, (Hit Save to review later), but then come back to the present moment, where EVERYTHING takes place.

Make a habit of deleting hurtful and unnecessary thoughts. Keep them from taking residence inside you. Imagine if you graciously allowed and old friend into your home.  You’re told it will only be for a couple of days.  Three months later, your “friend” is still there, leaving a mess everywhere and criticizing your every move.  What would you do?  My guess is that you’d kick your friend out.  Enough is enough.  That’s what you have to do to your negative thought/s.  Get them out of your brain/house. You’ll feel happier and more relaxed. So when those thoughts come in, hit Delete.  But don’t stop there.  Then hit Delete and clear everything negative from your History.  Create a new History, something that aids you in becoming the best you can be.

Below is what most people are thinking:

Those thoughts above?  That’s what I’m talking about.  DELETE!!!!!

Here’s what you want . . .

Okay, now that you know you’re a winner—don’t argue with me, you really are—GO OUT AND BE IT!!!