Ahhhh to have chit chat with a friend can be a beautiful thing. To get together over a cup of warm coffee, to sit back and feel your body relax…..your shoulders drop, the space between your eye brows softens, your heart is open. You are chit chatting about all the things that are going on in your lives and between the listening& the talking there is laughter. Gut deep laughter. Opinions are shared, ideas are created, stories are told. What better way to spend this time, on this day?
But what about the negative chit chat in your mind. The noise that goes on & on about how you can’t do anything right, that you messed up AGAIN, that you’re crazy for even thinking that you could possibly do XYZ.
The negative chatter in the mind can be a difficult thing to tame, to ignore, to silence. Even though there may be no outside noise, there is a lot of noise within. Too much noise and it can grind you down. You can shut off the TV, turn off the radio, send the company home, but you might have a tough time telling the negative chit chat in the brain to go away.
There are ways to manage the chit chat of the mind. Ways to take a hold, change the thought patterns and have your own internal cheerleader instead of an opponent.
– write down and repeat saying daily affirmations
– reading transformational books
– read Scripture
– call a friend who believes in your highest good
– write a powerful verse on your bathroom mirror so you see it every day
– listen to motivational CD’s in your car
– read daily devotionals
– find a safe place to sit and do nothing and let the mind empty
And remind yourself how amazing you are. Every. Day.
Your God Girl,