7 Signs You Need to Think Differently

If you identify with 2 or more of these signs below it probably is a good idea to shift your thinking to think, well differently. Differently can mean a number of things, like more positively or with more intention or with more responsibility. Either way it would be a great idea to see if you relate to any of the signs below, and what you can do to think differently.

1. You are moody, or irritable but most of the time.

Okay for this one, we can’t just put it down to hormones or changes within our body. Perhaps we need to think about our thoughts and think in the most positive way here, or is there a better way I can think about this situation?

It’s important to note that often you can be moody or irritable because something is bothering you, but the key is to see if you can think about what is bothering you in a different way.

“Change the way you look at things, and what you look at will change” - Dr Wayne Dyer

2. You feel helpless, or feeling an overall lack of control.

This one is a big one. At times we can all feel a lack of control over ourselves, our feelings and emotions. Especially during times of major uncertainty like this whole COVID pandemic thing it can be hard to feel in control.

As I am writing this we are in week 8 of the lockdown in Sydney as with no clear end in sight at this point it can feel like you are helpless, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s important to note that during these times we really need to focus on what we CAN control.

Start by writing a list of all of the things you can control. Starting with you right here right now, what can you control? I love this exercise but it serves as a powerful reminder of how much we actually control and how little others do, even if it feels like it.