Don't go down the 'what if' rabbit hole.
It was a glorious spring day, as I was driving to a meeting a bird almost flew into my window, it gave me start and made me think how I hate the feeling of ‘close calls’, which led to the memory of how I almost got engaged to the totally wrong guy, I wonder where I would be now if I married him, ugh that would feel so closed in and fake. Hang on, how did my brain get me here and also, I was feeling really good like 2min ago.
Anyone else go down the ‘what if’ rabbit hole? It’s a waste of brain power, time and your precious precious energy. So how do you save yourself from falling in? Catch yourself and repeat these two simple acronyms P.O.C & P.O.D.
P.O.C: Point Of Creation, the beginning point of the story entering your being and P.O.D: Point Of Destruction, when that story exits your being. You are bookending in your circuitry the existence of this story, collecting all evolutions of it in between and giving it the boot.
When the rabbit hole opens up you catch that first thought/misaligned feeling ‘AHA not today you mutha *insert curse word of choice* I am on to you’ then say (outloud or in your mind) ‘P.O.C & P.O.D’. That’s it.
So I am driving to a meeting, have to slam on my breaks, it gives me start and makes me think how I hate the feeling of ‘close calls’, which leads to the memory of how I almost got engaged to the totally wrong guy, *STOP* ‘Gotcha, I don’t need to replay this story anymore, I am done with this loop, P.O.C & P.O.D’.
Another ‘what if’ rabbit hole bites the dust. *blows imaginary smoke of finger guns*.