Are you caught up in Toxic Thought Syndrome? I was. Creating a new kindle book, 7 Steps to Inner Well-Being, it’s almost ready to roll. It’s been edited to the nth degree. I’ve created a happiness template and I’m ready to publish.
Except. I have one small glitch. I’m waiting for the creator of its shiny, kick-ass cover to deliver. I don’t know why he hasn’t delivered. He hasn’t let me know.
And that’s when I realised I was caught up in Toxic Thought Syndrome. My mind was stuck. Instead of being proactive I was stuck in thoughts of; do I wait for the late product, or do I begin again with a new cover creator?
Is it me? Was it something I said, or didn’t say? Am I asking for the impossible? Are we a mismatch of talents, with me asking for one thing, and him seeing something else?
Can you see how my thoughts were tied up, leaving no room for anything else to surface.
The problem was, I’d let myself become entangled in those toxic thoughts, which were either based in the past (what could have happened), or in the future (what could I do to remedy it). They’d become self recriminations that I was beating myself up with.