Here is a little mantra to help us through those days when our minds run rampant with thoughts that in reality, really don’t matter. Thoughts that serve no purpose other than to make us miserable and cause us to question ourselves. Inevitably we will feel that gut wrenching pain that comes hand in hand with those thoughts, as fleeting as they might be. For me, I know that often it’s impossible to stop the thoughts, but I know that I have it in me to manage them and take back the power that has the potential to wreak havoc over my insecure mind. Perhaps we can remind ourselves that our thoughts are just like any other thoughts. They are just visitors passing through and they can only be sustained for so long. If we make the choice not to feed them, if we rid them of oxygen and starve them of life, we are able to reclaim that upper hand, so to speak. As much as it doesn’t ever feel like it at the time, we’re the ones in charge and we’re the ones who get to decide what we feel. Those thoughts can go to hell and stay there. They are not our keepers and we have no obligation to indulge them. So leave behind any false sentiments and don’t give them the thought they don’t deserve.