Mental wellness is one of the MOST important issues on my mind lately. SO many people are struggling with this right now. I have been fortunate to have some amazing mentors over the last few years that have taught me some life changing habits that have changed so much for me. One of them has been to be aware of my inner monologue. When you really become aware of what you are saying. What you think has a lot to do with the way you feel and the way your life is going.
Think about your inner monologue. Is it helping you, or hurting you? Through experience, I have realized that most people have too much negative self talk going on. And right now, we are all going through a scary and uncertain time, so now more than ever it is important to change your inner monologue. In this article I will teach how to change your inner monologue.
The first thing that I encourage you to do when you wake up is start with gratitude. This was has been and continues to be difficult for me at times. But even when things seem to be falling apart around you, you HAVE to find something that you are grateful for. Even if it’s the most simple thing like: I am so thankful I’m alive today. There’s always something to be grateful for, and by training your brain with this exercise will help change your inner monologue.
One of the habits that has helped me, is starting my day with affirmations. I know it sounds a bit awkward, but trust me it works. There are studies you can find about what it does, but I have experienced this first hand. I have affirmations taped all over my mirror in my bathroom and I read them after I brush my teeth. I encourage you to read them OUT LOUD! A lot of my affirmations start with: I AM… You can write them on sticky notes and change them periodically. Here are some to get you started.
What are you feeding your mind? In my article 11 TIPS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY DURING THIS PANDEMIC I wrote about how I realized that I had the news on way too much. Talk about doom and gloom; no wonder I felt myself going down a bad path with my mental health.
I realized that I was slacking on listening to my audios. I try to listen to a podcast everyday when I am getting ready. You guys, we get to choose what we are listening to! Podcasts are right at my fingertips, and I sometimes add in a YouTube video.
This is what is on my playlist:
The Ed Mylett Show
On Purpose with Jay Shetty
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howe
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis
The Mel Robbins Show
Here’s the truth. We don’t know what’s going to happen right now. There’s so much uncertainty. YOU can’t control everything that happens to you, but you CAN control the way you respond. And in your response is your greatest power. You can also control what YOU think! Choosing a positive inner monologue can change the way you see how your day is going to turn out. When you feel your mood change toward the negative, try your best to bring yourself back to positivity. It takes time but you can do it! We are all in this together!!