Cobwebs of the Mind
How to Take Control of Stress
Cobwebs of the mind is a concept everyone can relate to, just picture a Cobweb -- There is one center, and in
this center is where all thoughts are born.
From here there are many paths;
these paths are developing thoughts, and these thoughts reach outwards. As
these thoughts continue to project in one direction, other thoughts intersect
these thoughts... creating cobwebs of the mind.
For example, when we have one thought, “I’m hungry,” this
one thought generates other thoughts such as, do I want to go out to eat? What
is it that I am in the mood to eat? Do I want Italian, Mexican, American, or
Chinese? If I think I’m in the mood for Italian then, do I want to go to David’s
Italian Restaurant down the street or Tony’s a few miles into town? If I go to
Tony’s, there is a great salad bar but David’s is a larger restaurant and I probably
won’t have to wait for a table. There’s that nice Chinese restaurant just a few
blocks from here, and so on and so on.
Every thought intersects another and
branches off to follow a separate path of its own. It is simply taking a thought
and attaching a possible outcome.With each decision that we face there can be
many different outcomes and because of this there are many intersecting
thoughts or paths.
These outcomes - cobwebs of the mind - are determined by the choices we see as
being available to us. Of course, ultimately we will only make one final decision
after weighing all of our options.
All these intersecting thoughts that
stemmed from that one initial thought, which was “I’m hungry,” form a cobweb
But wait, I said cobwebs
How many thoughts do we entertain
at one time? If I am deciding what and where I want to go for lunch and my
supervisor calls and says he needs me to complete a report by 3:00 pm and
then my sister calls to say that her car broke down and she needs help and my
computer decides to jam up and I can’t get it to print etc., etc. How many cobwebs of the mind
are multiplying in my head? Everything we act out in our life is a product of a thought, and each thought
has many potential conclusions.
It’s when there is an overwhelming amount of
action taking place in your mind that I refer to these thoughts as cobwebs.
All of these thoughts produce many cobwebs, all overlapping other cobwebs throwing us into a state of confusion and panic as our minds reach an overload capacity.
Have you ever been walking in the woods and,
before you had time to react, run smack into a cobweb that has been stretched
from one tree across the path to another tree?
You lift your hand to sweep away
the cobweb attack, but this just worsens your problem as other cobwebs attach
to your arm and your hand. Now you’re trying to sweep off cobwebs with cobwebs,
and the more you try the more you feel cobwebs all over you, and the
panic of being swallowed by cobwebs takes over your mind.
The frantic reaction
subsides, and you feel somewhat embarrassed that you panicked, but it
caught you off guard, and of course you didn’t have time to stop and think
about how you were going to react.
We tend to become frantic when too many demands are placed on us at one
time. Our brains reach overload, our thoughts become cobwebs over cobwebs
over cobwebs, with too many thoughts. We are being pulled in too many directions
at one time and asked to complete too many tasks
When you don’t have
the knowledge and techniques to untangle these cobwebs, you feel overwhelming
The result is Stress
This book - cobwebs of the mind - attempts to guide you to safe places that allow you to take the
time to react.
You will learn that you make the choice as to how you react and
that your choice will either increase or reduce the level of your stress.
learn how, through organization and prioritizing, you can cut a path through
the cobwebs in your mind, setting thoughts on one side and thoughts on
another side and, as a consequence, reduce the number of cobwebs while you
coordinate these thoughts.
You will discover what triggers your stress and you
will learn relaxation techniques to help you better manage your stress.
we are human beings with emotions, we can never eliminate stress, but we can
live healthier, happier, and longer lives by controlling stress rather than letting
stress control us.
You will find this book available at most bookstores. If you have a dedicated bookstore you shop just type the authors name, Susan J. Del Gatto, in the search box to see if they have this book available. If you see your store listed below just click on the name to take you there.
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