The voice or committee inside your head can really steer the ship into crazy waters sometimes. Anytime I allow thoughts of how many things I have to do, which payments are coming out of my bank account and 15 other things from my kids to work… Anxiety starts to flow into my bloodstream. Now this can go on for days, weeks, months and years… if you allow it to. Medication? Not for me… seems like a band-aid solution.
So how do we inject the positive self talk?
1. Time Management is one foot out of the “negative quicksand”. I took a course years ago along with various other books and ideas on getting the LIST out of your head and on to paper. Evenings are the best times for this purging. Take out a day-timer, journal or grab a sheet from the printer and start to write down all of your TO-DO List. Make a business list and a personal list. Set the list out for tomorrow and this will allow for the rest of your evening to be more clear and you will feel better. The voices do get quieter.
2. Book or Audio Book – What goes in must come out right? Put down the People Magazine or Newspaper and get something inspirational in your hands/ears. I started this audio program two weeks ago called “177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class“. It’s turned my head upside down in so many ways for the better. WOW. I am eating better, made it to the gym, lost a couple of pounds, started this blog, wrote down some goals and my step out the door in the morning is much more enjoyable.
Listening to this program everyday has challenged the “winner” inside of me to wake up, get out of bed and get into the drivers seat… bumping out the “old me” who was basically dying. My positive self-talk is gaining momentum and it is spilling out into other areas of my life that is in need of a renovation.