The Annoying Roommate in Your Mind

The Annoying Roommate in Your Mind

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Deciphering the inner voice that deserves our attention is our focus today, and prioritizing the internal monologue that is most beneficial.

I’m sure you’ve seen it. The pretty Instagram post that says, “You are not your thoughts.” Heck, we’ve even posted that exact post from the Peak Mind account! 

But, you might be wondering what that even means, and that’s what we’re diving into with this week’s episode of the podcast. 

You see, here’s the thing: our minds are thought-generating machines. It’s their jobs. Our minds sending us a constant slew of thoughts is as natural as our stomach growling when we’re hungry. 

Deciding which internal speech to listen to, and which internal dialogue to pay attention to especially when problem-solving or working through critical thoughts can be a challenge. There are good types of inner speech that people experience but the most beneficial are those that help us see other points of view. But some forms of inner speech can be damaging to our mental health.

Like a bad roommate, you know the type, the one that sprawls their mail across the living room table, is late on paying the rent, only wants to watch TV when you need to study or work, leaves a collection of drinks never on the coaster – we have all had that roommate. You might have even thought, how to get rid of your annoying roommate, bendy straws and all; but when that roommate, full of distractions and carelessness is inside your head, it’s hard to find the peace of mind you need. Some might benefit from a restraining order against that roommate, but you can’t do the same with aspects of your subconsciousness. 

But, many times, those thoughts feel “authentic.” They feel like they’re something we’ve intentionally decide or believe. They dictate our feelings and even our behaviors, even if it means we avoid doing something we really and truly want to do. 

In the short amount of time during this podcast, we’re diving into the ways in which our minds generate thoughts. Times when those thoughts are helpful, and times when they aren’t.  

Finally, we talk about a set of tools and techniques you can begin using RIGHT NOW to start separating yourself from the thoughts that are unhelpful.  

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an aspect of your life that isn’t impacted by the processes we’re digging into in this episode. For that reason, I hope you’ll give this episode a listen and implement some of the techniques we describe.  

Your thoughts are separate from you, and you do not have to obey them, but it takes psychological strength.  


During this episode, we announced the beta release of our signature psych strength building program, Ascend. We couldn’t be more excited to send this baby out into the world! 

As a beta program, we’re releasing it at the lowest price it will ever be. If you’ve ever considered doing something for yourself. To build your own psychological strength and resilience. To dive deep into understanding yourself. To design your life around YOU. This program is for you. 

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