This is what someone told me the other day, and I couldn't find a way to disprove it.
If you think about the things that worry you - then you are a worrier. If you think people are out to get you, then you are paranoid.
Not worth thinking about things that make you feel anything other than happy, positive and inspired. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule: if you find yourself standing in the middle of an earthquake then by all means panic, but if you have only run out of milk - chill, be cool, and dont worry about it too much. It's only milk.
Sometimes, we think too much about other people - and in doing so, we abandon ourselves, because every second we spend thinking about him, or her, or them and they: no one is thinking about us. There goes your diet, your feel good feelings and everything else you have worked so blimmin' hard to achieve. The only exception to this rule is if you are thinking about how to make someone feel special, in which case: you are thinking of loving, and therefore you are loving.
I guess its the whole: "I think, therefore I am" statement coming into effect.
Me, I had this revelation in a moment of anger and rage where I was standing at my garden door trying to calm down and suddenly thought: "Oh for f**ks sake, what's the point?" and like a light switch all my feelings turned off and I stopped caring about the thing that was upsetting me. I realized what a massive emotional investment I am making to feel such a powerful response. So I decided to stop investing my emotions in this particular area - I'm getting no usable return on my investment - only pissed off feelings. If it was money I was investing, I would have pulled out a long time ago.
Unfortunately, the emotional cost of things takes a little while to recognize, mainly because emotional bailiffs rarely turn up at your emotional door to walk off with your emotional assets. If they did, then we'd all be significantly more waring about what we invest our emotions in.
In short: you are indeed what you think about - so be careful where you allow your mind to go.
Stay happy, stay upbeat and learn to use your middle finger when necessary (even when you use it for yourself)
Now...what was I doing again...oh yes...there it is...catch ya later!