The Drunk Monkey in your head is trying to keep you safe from a world that isn’t dangerous. Over and over again, The Drunk Monkey chants affirmations about how this person is a jerk, the economy is going to get us all and if you don’t be careful, you are going down.
If you really listen to the talking in your head, then you will see that it is not on your side. The Drunk Monkey doesn’t want you to be happy and stress free. The Drunk Monkey want to keep you safe. Anger, doubt, fear, stress, anxiety, frustration and all the other negative emotions are the tools The Drunk Monkey uses to move your body and get you in action.
Today, just notice it and don’t react.
Today, notice how the chatter and images in your head are not real.
My philosophy has developed over the last 20 years and in that time I’ve seen that awareness gives you flexibility. When you see The Drunk Monkey for what it is, you are more flexible in situations that you would normally be stuck in. That flexibility gives you more options. The person who has the most options has the most power.
Today just be aware of The Drunk Monkey. That alone is the cure to all negativity.