Are you your own best friend - or worst enemy?
Posted on 23rd March 2016 at 07:45
In this blog we often talk about the monster we all seem to have living in our heads. You know the one we mean.
The one with a very loud, insistent voice. Giving its opinion on whatever is happening in our lives at that particular moment.
More often than not, focussing on the negatives. Downplaying the positives. Magnifying our own unique insecurities, fears and anxieties.
In many ways it’s like having our own personal radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It’s little wonder that life can seem such a struggle at times.
So isn’t it about time we slayed this particular monster for good?
Stopped being our own worst enemy and instead became our own best friend.
No longer focussing on all the things we don’t like about ourselves, but looked for those we do like. And there are plenty of them IF we take the time to look for them.
Speaking more kindly to ourselves.
Giving ourselves a pat on the back for things done well. And regardless of how bad things seem to be at the time, there’s ALWAYS something positive IF we take the time to look for it.
Building ourselves up when we’ve been knocked down.
And the funny thing is once we start being kinder to ourselves – finding one positive thing, however small or insignificant it may seem to be – then lots of other positive things suddenly pop up as well.
They’ve been there all the time, we just haven’t seen them. And we’re well on the way to becoming our own best friend.
Oh and something magical then happens.
As soon as we start to treat ourselves more kindly, so does everyone else. And a new – more positive – cycle begins.
As always, the choice is yours.
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