Just as you can go far and wide online, your mind also has the ability to go to all sorts of places.
The difference is, you often manage the places you go online with more intention than you do your thoughts.
Sometimes you let your thoughts go in all sorts of directions for no other reason than it’s what you always do. It's a habit.
The more you think about anything, the easier it gets to keep thinking about it in the same ole', same ole' way.
Your thoughts attract not only what you're thinking about but also more thoughts similar to the ones you're thinking.
Thank you, Law of Attraction.
So if you're thinking about something (which makes it easier to think more thoughts like it) how do you get out of the loop of similar thoughts if you don't like the thoughts you're thinking? (was that a brain-twister of a sentence, or what?)
One way is to make a decision that you’re going to think only if what you're thinking about feels good. Any subject that doesn’t feel good when you're broaching it, you don't think about. (ie...politics anyone???).
Another approach is to feel good and then think. When you feel good, you're more likely to think about stuff in a way that matches-up with the good-feeling you have. If you feel good and stumble upon a thought that doesn't feel good, for the time being, get off the subject. Getting off the subject when it doesn't feel good is like jumping off the train before it crashes. That's a good thing.