How does the way you talk to yourself affect your daily life?
Our emotional world is usually super messy and hard to keep track of, which is probably why most of us pay such little attention to our internal dialogue. A lot of times, we take our thoughts and feelings as gospel truth. “I feel like crap today” or “I never do it right” become matter-of-fact statements rather than things that make us stop to take stock of what’s really going on. When we believe the shitty things we are telling ourselves, they end up impacting the rest of our day…and our lives.
Today’s exercise is about recognizing that “negative” emotions aren’t the problem. The problem is when we start letting those emotions define us. But you can experience the freedom that comes from an awareness of what you’re telling yourself, and how it’s impacting you. In this place, you can know that you are not your emotions, or even your beliefs. In fact, you can take this a step further and start to see how so many of your thoughts are unconsciously shaped by the experiences you’ve had in the past, and how this impacts the way you show up in the world.