The Noise

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BY: COLLEEN LINDBERG

Have you ever heard that little voice inside your head that tells you that you can’t do something?  Or the little voice inside your head that tells you that you’re not good enough for certain things?

It happens to all of us, we all have a voice in our heads.  A good friend of mine also calls it “the gremlin.”  The little gremlin inside of our head that is having conversations with us about things of inadequacy.  It’s that little gremlin that sometimes makes our decisions or sometimes that allows us not to do things. Sometimes it allows us to stay in a fear mentality.  Have you ever felt that way where you just get scared of something?  You’re scared of the growth and you get that gut feeling inside of you. That you know you should be doing something but you’re not because you have this fear?  Because somebody is whispering these thoughts inside your head. 

Well, I challenge you today to consider creating a new voice for yourself.  And how do we do this you ask?  A couple of the key things that I’ve noticed over periods of time that have helped: One of them is affirmations – it’s about writing out the things that you really want to have in your space. “I am truly loved.”  “I love myself.”  “I am a money magnet.”

Any of those reframing the fear or what the little voice is telling you all the time is a key important piece in moving things forward. So how are you doing that for you?  I would take a look at the self-talk you are telling yourself and then create affirmations to reframe the self-talk.

It could be a meditation that you put on that’s reprograming the “wires.” There are some guided meditations that you can do for certain key things like “love of self.”  Whether it’s health related, whether it’s making decisions, all of that kind of stuff. Then listening to that on a daily basis. 

It could even be journaling, where you’re actually taking a look at all of those thoughts that you’ve had throughout the day and bringing them to the surface to be able to remove that thought process.

All of us have it. We all have that gremlin. We all have those thoughts, in different capacities, in different things. We are obviously human, so every single day learning and growing and acknowledging ourselves is a key thing to our existence.

So how are you today, removing that gremlin?  Or making that gremlin a little bit smaller today compared to what it was yesterday?

I encourage you today to start telling yourself how awesome you are, to start moving into the path of the things you haven’t been able to do lately or at all because of the fact that you had that fear and going out and testing the waters today to see what happens.

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