I think… What would this person say about this? What would this person tell me to do next? This process really works for me. I have fake discussions with people in my mind all the time. These conversations guide me through my day. I find comfort in knowing what they would say. These conversations always move me forward.
For example, if I get another revision back on my dissertation, I start to get really upset. Then I think of what my husband would say. Then a couple of my girl friends. And before you know it, I am working on those revisions and starting the process all over again.
Sometimes I chat with God in the same way. Instead of asking the question “ What would this person say about this? ” I think of what the bible says about it. I think “What did people in the bible do in a similar situation?”. The question “What would this person tell me to do next? ” I think of the many different things I hear about the bible at church, tv, radio, and other Christians in my life, and try to think about what those lessons would tell me.
While I prefer talking to my friends in person, this is another way that I keep moving forward in my life to do happy and positive things.