Be Selective... Go Shopping!

by Scott Noelle

Naturally, you want your child(ren) to have experiences that are uplifting and joyful, so you are selective about what you expose them to.

But what about YOU? Are you selective when it comes to the things you give your attention to?

Contrary to our nature, our culture trains us to pay attention to things that upset us (like the evening news!) and we forget that we can be selective.

Being selective means noticing how you feel as you focus on something and, if it feels bad, changing the channel, so to speak.

It’s sort of like shopping for clothes. “Will I feel good in this?” If not, it goes back on the rack and you look for something better.

So, today, notice what you’re thinking about your child, and be selective: go “shopping” for thoughts that feel good when you “wear” them. :)

Originally published on 2006-05-24
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