Action- Draw what the critic/negative voice in your head looks like. Now, make it look ridiculous or give it a silly name- can you still take it seriously or does it just make you laugh? Our negative inner voice can be changed, but we have to be mindful of working on it EVERY day. When you hear yourself saying something negative to yourself, remember your ridiculous drawing.
Speak Kindly to yourself. It’s so easy to give someone else a compliment, but so difficult to compliment ourselves. Why?
Our convictions/beliefs are ingrained in us from early years and we believe them to be true/real. We can change this perception by mindfully speaking nicely to ourselves. If you are berating yourself or giving into one of your negative self-beliefs, ask yourself- would I say this to my child? Would I say this to my friend? The answer is probably no- so why say it to yourself?
Counter the negative with a positive- I can, I will, I deserve
Find the silver lining- what opportunity can you take away from the situation?
Say Thank you when people compliment you. Try not negate the compliment- just say thank you. End of statement.
Acknowledge what you bring to the table- we all have amazing skills, abilities, and characteristics that make us an important part of the world. BE PROUD OF THAT!
Read uplifting books, watch shows, listen to music/podcasts, visit somewhere that makes you happy.
Inspiration is a great way to get positive and help refocus our mindset. It involves all 5 senses:
Listen to music
Watch a show/movie/incredible view
Move your body- count to 5 and move a part of your body to reset your brain. Or, just SMILE- you will automatically get happier.
Create something- draw/doodle, write, hum a tune, choreo a dance
LAUGH- laughter is THE best way to turn your mindset around. ***BONUS Challenge*** Laugh for at least one minute straight every day this week.
Smell- light your favorite candle, spray air freshener, wax melts, infusers, etc. Smell can be very comforting, relaxing and uplifting.
This week’s Mantra: We are what we perceive ourselves to be.