They can either free you or enslave you.

Nagging thoughts, self-deprecating thoughts, fearful thoughts, all enslave you and keep you locked in a prison of your own making. Try as you might, you can't get out. If you feel this way, it's because you're giving too much energy to those particular nasty thoughts. We all have them. The trick is to release them as quickly as they come, before they snowball. Sometimes they sneak in when you least expect it. And voila, there they are--thoughts telling you how bad you look that day, how bad you’re going to do on the test, how your boyfriend might be cheating on you, how you’re never going to amount to anything, etc. It is right then that you must release them. Don't give them any energy. If you start looking in the mirror, start thinking about that new wrinkle or pimple you noticed that morning, you're done. The thought will consume you and attract other similar thoughts. Before you know it, they're multiplying like bunnies. What a way to start the day! You must release the negative thoughts, or they will crush you with their weight. To do this you need to replace the bad thoughts with good ones...

The freeing thoughts—the ones that open you up to all of life's possibilities. Those are the ones you need to focus on. The ones that say, "Anything is possible. I can do it. I'm grateful for everything I have, etc." Notice the difference?

Release these:

No good

Nurture these:


Thoughts run your life. You either let a psycho do it, or someone who really loves you.

Who are you going to let run your life?

Author's Bio: 

New Bio:
Rossana Snee is a Marriage & Family Therapist. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families. Her present focus, however, is working with young women in their 20s, specifically 21 - 26. She facilitates a monthly group called An Afternoon With Josh's Mom, whereby she guides, empowers, and promotes self-love. Her goal is to provide these young women with the guidance to make decisions in their best interest.

Visit her at,, and Twitter (@askjoshsmom). She endeavors to inspire and motivate, and to be a springboard for her reader's self-growth.