I’m in the middle of this great book called 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story. Don’t let the world’s longest book title fool you — this book has been very fun and interesting to read. It follows the journey of Dan Harris, ABC national news anchor, from the moment (actually, moments) he had a nationally televised panic attack, to what got him to such an anxious state, to his exploration of meditation and getting to know himself better so that the voices in his head would shut up. I plan to write a longer post about it, but honestly, the crux of the book is this quote. And yes, it sounds really simple to not give your thoughts power, but as we all know, it’s certainly easier said than done.
Anyway, I came across the above quote on Pinterest, and thought it was ironic given the book I’m reading. I’m actually trying out a few of Dan’s mind-calming techniques this week, and will definitely post soon with a full book (and practice) report. Stay tuned.
Have you read this book? Any thoughts? (Ba dum bum).