Ok this is a weird post from the very beginning, but bear with me, it pays off, because your brain is a jerk! And I will prove it to you in the other paragraphs.
Go ahead, name the colours of the texts here. There’s a way your brain works and it’s sort of predicting the answers. We’re basically blind to some things we see, be it on the street, be it here with an exercise like this one… I believe that you will never get this quite right, no matter how hard you try. You will fail, because that’s how our brain works…and yes, it’s a massive jerk!
Ok, now count the black dots in the image, how many are there?
Done your counting? There’s none – it’s just your brain. And your brain is a jerk! There’s not a single black dot.
Now, read this sentence, you have 4 seconds. Read it, read it faster! Ahhh…
Yeah, you also missed there’s “THE” twice, right? Your brain is a jerk.
Yes, there is and it’s an important one. You see? Your mind is playing tricks on you every day, some of those are based on our evolutionary development, some are parts of us being quick to judge, some are just our brain being a jerk. The point I wanted to raise to you, our readers, during this time is… that your brain will tell you, that everything sucks. Perhaps you lost your job, your loved one or a friend, you may be going through difficult times.
This is all black and white thinking and honestly, it will just fade sooner or later. Your brain is just being a jerk to you and you can slowly train it to distance yourself from these thoughts. There’s a lot of resources on how to do that, which I will not repeat here.
All I want to say is, we’re all in a hard place now, but hang in there… things will get better.