We live in a society where we are constantly trying to have more, do more, & be more. I think it's about time for us all to just chill out.
All of the effort we put into perfecting and striving is driving us into the ground, burning us out - leaving us unmotivated and uninspired.
I hear more and more people who are pushing themselves to the brink - getting to the point of asking questions like: Why am I even doing this? How can I keep this up? Is it even worth it?
When you are constantly pouring yourself into your work - whether work is your job, or work is your family, or a combination of the two - you have to find ways to fill yourself back up once you've drained what you have to give. Most of the time, we think that this means DOING more or GOING somewhere. In reality, it means doing less and undoing all of the things that take us further away from our center in our daily lives. Read More
Do you ever notice anything about the inner voice in your head? Have you stopped to actually listen to all the chatter?
I've been paying attention to mine over the years and have noticed 4 trends:
- My inner voice prefers to focus on the past or the future. She rarely lives in the present.
- She focuses primarily on ME.
- My inner voice can be super negative!
- She repeats many of the same messages...over and over again.
What's wrong with this?
Focus on past or future: The past brings up guilt, blame, and resentment. The future brings about worry, fear, or anxiety.
Focus on self: When we're absorbed by the self we have a hard time listening, connecting, or caring about others.
Negative self talk: Living in a state of scarcity...I'm not _______ enough. (pretty, skinny, wealthy, tough, strong, good, smart, or whatever it is you'd like to fill the blank with).
Repeated messages: Take the message that you just created from above and repeat it over and over and over again. The impact of the repetition is exponential.
How do you quiet the mind? Read More