Think about the last time you experienced stress. Did it seem that your blood pressure went up in less than a second after a situation happens? While it often seems that we have no choice in our response, we do. To stop stress (or at least slow it down so we can come up with […]
“You can’t do this.” “You’ll never learn.” “You’re not smart enough.” “You’re not good enough.” “You blew it.” “You don’t deserve this promotion.” No, those are not nasty things that people say to us. These are just some of the negative thoughts that pop into our brains throughout the day. Thoughts that make us feel […]
Have you ever lived or worked in an environment that was so negative, that you found yourself getting caught up in that negativity? We all have. But, it’s not just other people that can suck us into a negative state. Our own thoughts can do that too. And, that’s where mantras can help. Do certain […]
You’ve heard it said before…”there’s nothing I can do.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself.
But, the truth is, there’s always something you can change about a situation, even it’s just your attitude. Yet, let’s face it, changing our attitude is tough for those of us (ya, me too) that like control and feel that whatever is happening is totally unfair.
The expression, “It is what it is” is a good one to practice for these situations.
Stop shoulding on yourself. If you want better results about anything, listen to how you talk to yourself. Do you ever scold yourself by saying you “should” be doing something? Perhaps: “I know I SHOULD have the salad, but I’m going to get a burger instead.” “I SHOULDN’T have said that in the meeting.” “I know I SHOULD […]