Did you know you have the power to change the physical structure of your brain, just by being more aware of how you talk to yourself, the quality of your thoughts & paying more attention to your breath?
Enter mindful awareness…
Would you talk to someone the way you talk to yourself? If you saw someone smash their knee into a coffee table would you say, you’re a clumsy idiot? My guess is no. If someone you loved didn’t get the promotion they were hoping for would you say, of course you didn’t, you’re not smart enough, you’re not good enough, you don’t deserve it? I’m gonna go with a hell no on this one unless you’re a monster!
Why do we talk to ourselves this way? Does it have something to do with the way we were raised? Or the way others have treated or talked to us? Is it so ingrained in us that we can’t help ourselves & it just comes out? No matter where this self-critical dialogue came from there’s hope.
You have the power to change your experience with life’s stressors, anxieties, trauma & painful or depressing events & it’s easier than you think. Bonus, you can change the structure of your brain just by changing the conversation you have with yourself about your daily experiences.
It’s this simple 👇🏽
Depressed Experience = Something caused me to feel depressed. This is an opportunity to learn more about myself; what makes me tick, what makes me happy, what makes me sad, what I need more of & what I need to let go of? This is an opportunity to learn…
Stressful Experience = Being late is stressful. If I left earlier it would give me more time to combat the unknown & heavy traffic. If I leave earlier & plan better I will be less stressed. This is an opportunity to learn…
If you can implement this simple change in your daily conversations with yourself you have the opportunity to:
👉🏽 Break old/bad habits & build new ones
👉🏽 Develop healthier awareness & understanding of stressful/painful experiences
👉🏽 Learn & grow from stressful/painful experiences
👉🏽 Build a more loving relationship with yourself, which will help you…
👉🏽 Build better relationships with others
👉🏽 Open your mind to new coping mechanisms/perspectives
👉🏽 Rewire the brain’s neural pathways