April 27, 2021
How fast is your brain going? Mine goes crazy fast sometimes. Somebody said once that each of us thinks around 60,000 thoughts per day. I believe it!
What I realized is that sometimes it is useful for my brain to shoot out rapid thoughts in quick succession (like in an emergency like during a code). However, even in those moments those thoughts need to be really well organized and methodical and thoughtful. Even if they’re coming out fast.
A lot of the time, before I started getting coached and practicing self-coaching every day, I would find myself in a jumble of thoughts. A heap. Everything was in disarray. And I wondered why I felt disorganized and inefficient and distracted.
And yes, having a brain that tends to do that naturally didn’t help.
But now, with that understanding in place, I can remind myself to check my brain speed. I can slow myself down.
I’m in control.
I can choose if I want to coast or if I want to blast full speed ahead. Usually I don’t want either. Though sometimes coasting feels nice.
Do you ever find yourself spinning around with your thoughts going a million miles a minute? How do you slow yourself down?