What do you tell yourself everyday? Is it:
If it is none of these then become more mindful of the way that you talk to yourself. There is little point in being an enemy with yourself Your mind begins to believe what you tell it, so shower it with love and praise. What resides in you is unique and has great untapped potential.
In my experience working with clients, negative self talk is the number one thing that holds them back. They berate themselves about things that they should or should not have done. We have upto 60,000 thoughts a day and 90% is based on the past or future, therefore we pay little attention to the present moment and what damaging thoughts we are currently having. Often we paralyse ourselves before we have got off the starting blocks. If you are consumed with self doubt and criticism begin to become aware of the tapes you play over and over in your mind and use the three questions above to determine whether they are useful or not. If they no longer serves you then replace them with positive statements. This takes time, but as they say practice makes perfect.
“Thinking: the talking of the soul within itself.” Plato
Next week we will look at unhelpful thinking patterns that keep us stuck. Have a terrific week.