Communication with self is likely the most important form of communication that exists. Every word, action and subsequent decision starts with how we perceive and speak to ourselves.
Firstly, take time to listen to the way you really talk to yourself.
- What do you say to yourself when you make a mistake?
- What words do you use to describe yourself?
- Would you use those words to describe your best friend?
While you are at home, without the white noise, take some time to get to know yourself.
- Ask yourself one new question every day and write the answer down.
- Your answers will change as you grow, but it is a place to start to know who you are and what matters most to you.
- Knowing yourself will help you understand why you make the decisions you do, and where you want to grow as a person.
Next, pay attention to your emotions.
- Emotions are indicators of where we are and what is really going on.
- What are your emotions about yourself?
- Recognize your emotions. Notice what they are telling you about a situation, person or about yourself.
- Use your emotions as a guide.
- If you find yourself feeling and speaking in a negative way about yourself, give yourself the credit for noticing. Then forgive yourself and change the narrative. Keep at it until it becomes your new truth.
A great way to reset your emotions is by using the tool of gratitude.
- Taking a few moments to think or even write down five things you are truly grateful for, can help activate your “reset” button and move you towards feeling better.
- Being truly grateful is not about creating a list of good things but rather about letting the feeling of gratitude wash over you with each thing you write down, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.
- Gratitude can help you change the trajectory of a “bad” day and stop you from spiraling into a negative state of mind.
What do you do to move yourself to a positive state of mind? Share and let me know.
Be Well, Be Blessed