Everyone has negative or unwanted thoughts that come to mind. The thing is, you don't have to let your thoughts run away with you!
You get to be in control of your own thoughts. You can invite and allow thoughts that serve you, that inspire you, that ignite the sparks of joy, that motivate you to move forward or to build your dreams. And you can reject or block the negative thoughts or "voices" (you know what I mean, like when you hear the voice of some bully who put you down going into re-play mode in your mind).
One technique you can uses is to relate to these thoughts the same way you might if it was a sales call coming in on your cell phone. You can see the caller ID and you don't have to waste your time on it. Just don't answer.
Another technique is to visualize something like what The Good Witch of the North said to the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. "You have no power here. Be gone!"
Just say it over and over.
It's a good idea to have a few positive thoughts or visualizations to fill in the place of the thought you're shooing away. How about picturing (or actually eating!) your favorite fruit? How about remembering that beautiful note that your dear friend wrote you in junior high, or last week? Or the smile of someone who loves you. Or... you fill in the blank.
You can do this!
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Are you holding boundaries that work for you? Are people overstepping their boundaries with you? Are you overstepping other people's boundaries?
It's okay to push past where you feel comfortable when you're growing--when you will get positive results for yourself or a greater good. But some things are really clear and I'm here to tell you that when you need to say NO, gather yourself up--even if you don't think you can--and say NO where it needs to be said.
Pay attention to that inner voice that lives inside of you. If you’re saying “no” on the inside, say “no” on the outside.
Say “yes” to yourself and what you know is right for you. If you're not sure if it's right to say "no" or not, ASK someone who is trustworthy.
This is a hard one for sure. It's in the challenge of it that we grow stronger and truer. The thing is, that we'll always make mistakes along the way. That's a given. We'll make mistakes, then we pull ourselves back up anyway.
Have the courage to do what you can, when you can, and know that you'll get better with practice (and there are lots of opportunities for practice aren't there?).
Little by little, you can do this. Listen in to what your own inner voice is telling you. Ask for help when you need to.
With gratitude to Irish_eye
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