Episode 23: T or F

Is it T or F?  

Here’s a simple way to figure this out.

You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love. I’m your host, LeAnn Austin 

Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #23: T or F 

I’m guessing most of you have taken tests where T or F, meaning true or false, were the options. I loved quizzes like this because I had a 50% chance of getting it right. I remember my first test experience in college, all the worry about going to the testing center, what it would be like. I’d heard stories of how scary it was. It’s completely different now, but for you old timers like me, who know how a testing center used to be, it was quite an experience. 

Well, I remember thinking, and I think it was a science class I was taking, how hard could it be? It’s multiple choice. There’s lots of true or false questions. I’m sure it’s not gonna be that bad. Well , I didn’t do too hot on that test. And instead of just A, B, C, D, or E, it was A and B, L and M, Q and R, A, B, C; so many options that you really had to know your stuff. And I learned very quickly that I needed to study a lot more in order to pass these quizzes.  

Well, back to true or false. I always thought T or F was interesting, especially when I started learning how it relates to our minds. Now, one of the very first things I teach my Lovin Me members, is to understand the difference between T or F, meaning thought or fact.  Now in order to do this, you need to have some thoughts and facts to work with.

So similar to cleaning out a drawer or your closet, it’s helpful to take everything out of your mind and then intentionally choose what’s useful, and what you want to keep and to put back. And then also the stuff that you don’t need and you want to get rid of. So, if we’re going to see what’s going on in our minds, we want to be aware of what’s up there.

And the simplest way I’ve found to do this, is what I call a Thought Dump.  Where you grab a piece of paper and a pen, and you write down everything that comes to mind.  Even doing this for just a few minutes is helpful, to get all of your thoughts on paper. Then you can see what’s going on in your mind and you notice the things you want to keep, and the things you want to toss, just like cleaning out your closet. 

Well, after I do a Thought Dump, I read back through and notice, okay, which of these things are actually facts, which are true, which could I prove in court. Which are facts and then noticing, which are simply my thoughts. Often we think everything is true, but in reality, most of the things bothering us are our thoughts about the facts and not the facts themself. 

So if you want a fun quiz to do, try a Thought Dump. Once you clean out your mind and have it on paper, go back and note, which is a thought, and which is a fact? Is each phrase that you wrote down a T or an F?  Facts we can’t change, but thoughts we can change.  When we start tweaking our thinking, then we get the results we truly desire. 

So if you want to play the T or F game with me, and accomplish your goals, improve your relationships with others and yourself; join my Lovin Me Program, and together we’ll make that happen.

So try a Thought Dump. Distinguish between your Ts and Fs. And then, a question to ask your Ts; Is this a thought I want to keep or tweak? 

Hmmm, something to think about.  Have a good one y’all ~ and here’s to Ts and Fs and love. 

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