What are you telling yourself?
What are you telling yourself? What do you tell yourself when you wake up, when you look in the mirror, when you're deciding what to do next? This is something that I'm trying to be more conscious of while I'm travelling. There's a quote I remember my family used to have written on a chalkboard in our kitchen and it's popped into my head to be relevant right now.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
So I sit here after a long morning of negative self-talk and I'm racking my brain for solutions. For as long as I can remember I have always been motivated by a solution. Whenever I get sick, when there's something specific to achieve/work towards, I will often ask "Alright, so what are the steps? How do we get there?"
Finding the "solution" for a more positive state of mental health hasn't been easy. But if that quote can teach me anything is to be more conscious. Watch your thoughts, what are you telling yourself? What words do you describe yourself with? What actions are you doing for yourself every day? Be more in the moment, be more aware of yourself and BREAK ROUTINE. Stopping the vicious cycle of self-loathing isn't easy but it's possible. P.S. I hope I'm not coming off too 'preachy', I'll have more adventurous blog posts to come! Have an awesome weekend everyone, sending all my love from this side of the world.
Neue Bop: Mi Gente by J Balvin, Willy William, feat. Beyoncé
AHH, Beyoncé was so quick to jump on this track, and I don't think anyone's complaining. All proceeds from the sale of this track will go to help the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the earthquake that devastated Mexico.