Your Mindset Makeover – Taming Your Inner Voice – (Part 3) Experimenting with Change
Now that you understand your inner voice, and have learned how to simply take notice, let’s take the next step to taming those negative thoughts!!
Second Step – Have Fun Experimenting with Change
How can you enjoy the process of change? We all know that change is difficult and often takes us out of our comfort zone. Just the idea of changing a habit, whether it is a healthy or unhealthy habit, can put us into a tailspin! Habits can become our defense mechanism to shield us from issues in our life. Just think of some examples:
- Why do we overeat or eat unhealthy foods
- Action: emotional eating
- “when I get home from work I can eat the house”
- Issue could be – loneliness, feelings of failure…
- Why do we have trouble expressing our feelings to others
- Action: stuffing emotions
- “no matter what I say or do, no-one listens”
- Issue could be – feelings of inadequacy, low self esteem…
The words “should”, “ought”, and “must” are inner voice terms which dampen your spirit. Get them out of your vocabulary!! Don’t smother your feelings – feel your true emotions.
How many people have picked a major in college or chosen a job because they were always told that they “should be a doctor, lawyer, nurse…) (you fill in the rest). Living through others expectations will make others happy – but perhaps not YOU!
It’s time to make a change in the way you react to negative thoughts. Have fun finding the antiquated notions and beliefs in your head and see how absurd they are.
My inner thought was that I could never own a business and it wasn’t a REAL job – I “should” have a stable job working for an established business. Well, we all know that there is no such thing as a stable job. So, for the period of time we devote to any job or business – why not make it what we are passionate about and live OUR dreams!!
Those whose lives are filled with love, contentment and success are those who like themselves, and believe in their hearts that they deserve the best. That belief results in their success.
Stay tuned for my next blog post where I will explain the 3rd of 3 simple steps to Taming Your Inner Voice – Living the Change!!