Don’t Draw Conclusions From Illusions

by | Oct 12, 2017 | Blog

The other morning I got a text message from a client. She shared that she gets super annoyed with herself when she has to journal a choice she isn’t proud of. She added “I think that’s how you feel, too.

What she meant is, she thinks I get annoyed by her choices. She’s said similar things before – telling me how I feel about her choices. I remind her that she’s making assumptions & her assumptions are wrong.

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We then had a conversation about what she thinks people are thinking are her choices. If she indulges, they’re probably thinking this. If she doesn’t indulge, they’re probably thinking that.

Assumptions. Stories. Illusions.

More often than not, these assumptions are based on our own thoughts & fears, not really on what other people are thinking. We’re projecting our own drama, negativity or assumptions onto others. No bueno.

That’s a lot of energy spent on thought – especially thoughts that aren’t your own! It’s a pretty dangerous (and pointless) game.

First: Stop making assumptions, especially about what other people are thinking or feeling.

Second: Don’t draw conclusions from illusions.

I didn’t workout today. I’m sore & decided to break up 6 workouts with a rest day in the middle instead of at the end. I usually rest at the end but I don’t usually take nearly a week off due to a medical procedure.

I did, however, walk to and from the library a couple times to get moving and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

On the food front:

I sipped on bulletproof coffee while working thoughout the morning. I love coffee. It makes me happy.

Then I carried some coffee & a packet of coconut butter with me to the library.

Coconut butter packets are my favorite when I’m out of the house & feeling hungry.*

Before my massage I got a salad from Chipotle Mexican Grill: lettuce, chicken, guacamole & sour cream.

For dinner I had the last of the chicken soup.

Make it a great day!

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