(Edit: Part 2 - Fortune Telling and Downward Spirals can be found here. Post contains affiliate links.
This topic is pretty personal for me.
I want you to know I will be expanding it into a series addressing the ways NATs (Negative Automatic Thoughts) can affect you in different areas and different ways. Links will be included here as new posts in the series are added.
I feel it’s important to let you know, because if you find yourself suddenly questioning the way you view the world like I did, you’ll want to know more; and one post just isn’t enough.
Something so personal to an author cannot help but pop up again and again on a blog. I actually owe the existence of this blog to NATs. Or more accurately, discovering what they are, that I have them and finally being able to see without them clouding my vision. You see, they are something that’s been going on with me pretty much forever and I never even knew they were a ‘thing’.
I was confiding in a friend of mine one play date about how much I loved the blogging world and how much I’d love to get into it myself. Her ‘Why don’t you?’ led to an unravelling of thoughts consisting of the usual ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I don’t know what to write about’, ‘people won’t be interested in what I have to say’ and so on.
It came to light this was my usual inner monologue when I found something I was passionate about, which is why so many of my ventures have never gotten past the planning stage. ‘Oh,’ said my friend, ‘You have NATs.’ View Full Post