Stop Musturbating!

“People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them” – Epictetus #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

I must

Catman!

  • I must perform well
  • I must be treated fairly by others
  • I must not find life’s conditions very hard

The list is never-ending. These self-imposed demands can broadly be categorised into the above 3 ‘musts’ as Dr. Albert Ellis, a psycho therapist who also coined the term musturbating postulates.

Almost all your stress, strain and pain in life, the universe and everything comes from holding irrational beliefs which invariably include should, oughts & musts.

Hint: Recognize them. Logically dispute them.

Bonus hint: The words you use shape the feelings you infuse. Try replacing ‘must’ with ‘would like to’ or for those who love hyperboling, replace it with ‘would love to’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s