My computers been going really slow this morning so I had to open task manager to see what the problem is.
It appears I've got too many processes running, and some of them are taking up too much memory and its making the whole system slow down.
A quick re-boot would get everything in order, and i'm fortunate that it is quick and I have the time to do it.
But how do we do that for our own really personal computers (I mean our brains by the way but hope that was obvious).
As is often part of my solution we need to talk about lists, and writing things down to get them out of your head and start making plans to do something about them, or ignore them, or pass them to someone else. I always like lists as its a good way to start to reduce uncertainty.
My CBT course looked at worry last week and how some are current (I need to finish this blog during my lunch break) and some potential (what if everyone thinks this is another load of recycled nonsense), so you could mark that list up as current and potential worries.
But what can you do about those worries, well we started looking at that too and how most worry is caused by uncertainty. I'm uncertainty intolerant, it's like being lactose intolerant (I know it's not really) because that stimulant creates a reaction. The problem then is that you can't be certain about lots of things, you can try to reduce the uncertainty but the best thing to work on is increasing your resilience or tolerance to it.
We haven't got onto that yet, but I think one way is by doing a quick Ctrl-alt-del on your mind and giving it some time off whether it's by sleeping, exercise, a chat or mindfulness find something to do to help build your resilience.
Mr Paul Wyse