How often do you find yourself listening to your inner-critic? That voice inside your mind that says things like: You are not good enough!. It’s all your fault!. That was really stupid stupid stupid!. You are too fat, too this, too that.
How does listening to all of these harsh, negative thoughts make you feel? Does it bring you down? Or pump you full of good-feeling energy?
So how would you LIKE to feel instead?
The words that we speak out loud, just like the words we choose to listen to that scamper around in our minds, are the starting point for our emotional and physical feelings. Thoughts become things. In NLP we have the TEA model that explains this really well:
T houghts create E motions which create our A ctions or behaviour. Our thoughts, literally charge us up with better or worse feelings and better or worse energy, all depending on what they are! Instead, why not create a super-smoothie for your mind that is full of Verbal Vitamin D? That helps you feel full of sunshine, happiness and positive, light, energy?
What thoughts can you think to yourself every morning this week to enable you to want to seize the day? How about:
I am always doing the best I can given the circumstances.
I am a loving and giving person.
I deserve to be happy.
The more full of good feeling thoughts you are, the easier it is to see possibilities and opportunities! To enjoy life in the moment, to live a lighter, brighter, life.
Set yourself up and prepare your recipe, get the ingredients written down. Create a healthy happy week ahead and write down YOUR super smoothie recipe that nourishes your body and soul by beginning with the words that you choose to think in your mind!
Larah Davis is a holistic life coach and nlp master practitioner offering 1:1 sessions and workshops in Ibiza and via skype internationally. Contact Larah on firstname.lastname@example.org