Your mind is very powerful. It houses your conscious, your unconscious, your thoughts, perceptions, judgment, language, memory, and it connects to your heart to allow your self-talk to matter. And it should matter. But when your self-talk fails to be positive, encouraging, fair, uplifting, reassuring, re- warding, and courageous, your opinion of, and love for the person you see staring back at you in the mirror, becomes flawed.
What’s more, your ability to manage what life throws at you, breaks down. Overwhelm can quite easily come into play, as does doubt, fear, disappointment, sadness, anxiety, depression, and stress.
By the time you become an adult, you have created many beliefs which are supported by your conscious and unconscious mind, thoughts, and emotions. These thoughts and emotions become the foundation of who you are as they serve you for the rest of your life. Now that’s wonderful if your thoughts are fueled by positive experiences, self-respect, and self-love, but if the opposite is occurring day to day – consciously or unconsciously, then the pattern of negative emotions, self-sabotage, stress, and thinking untruths becomes the “normal”.
Your brain makes up stories and assumptions so very often, yet most of them are just not true so, how do you recognise when you are bringing yourself down or building up to an emotional state that is going to be detrimental to your wellbeing?
Humans are interesting. We spend so much time building relationships with other people, but we forget to build a relationship with ourselves. Do you agree? You most probably have very little idea how to make friends with yourself and truly make yourself your best friend.
It may just be time to stop looking for happiness outside of yourself because happiness comes from within.