I am challenging myself to a May blogging update thingy. Day 1 is predictably an introduction. The photo above contains random facts about me and the setting of the photo is in one of my favorite cities in the U.S.–Seattle!
Stay tuned for more random updates in the coming days. Happy May!
Name a person you wish you did not have to deal with today.
I would like to take a break from my mental monologues. I am always in my head analyzing something or planning conversations which rarely even happen. No matter how much I tell the inner chatter to shut up it continues to pull me in. I would like to spend more time living life than living inside my head.
We all have the voice inside our head and we control it. My inner voice usually does not bother me enough to notice but lately that is not the case. I think winter has a bit to do with it (cabin fever, etc) but maybe it has to do with the mood I have been in the last few months.
How to Get Out of my Head
- Try new things
- Especially something out of my comfort level.
- Volunteer my time
- Giving back will improve my mood.
- Plan the day out
- My list making can come in handy on this tip.
I am also going to try dancing, listening to music, reading, yoga, drawing, try out new recipes, and watching movies on my movie list.
How do you stay busy and/or fight boredom? Does the voice in your head distract you?
Who are you in love with?
An innocent question enough but for this single gal it is a boring one. I am in love with no one currently. I am on the path of learning to love myself more. I hear that in order for you to love others, you should love yourself first. So I am working on that.
Evelyn from Abundance Tapestry came up with 17 ways to love yourself. Here are a few of my favorite:
- Stop listening to the “negative Nancy” inside your head. Judging yourself too harshly will not accomplish anything but more bad feelings.
- Karma will bite you back. Send kindness out into the world and you will experience it yourself. Positive thoughts are powerful.
- Trust yourself and be honest, this will help confidence grow. Put yourself in situations where you will succeed.
- Forgiveness is the most powerful tool you own. Use it.
- Relax more. Take care of yourself, it’s the only body you get. You mind needs to be looked after as well. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
This is a tough process that I believe everyone deals with to some extent. Love is a deep, complex emotion and you won’t see changes overnight. I’m thirty something and still tackling this issue with myself.