🤯 MOVE INTO YOUR BODY 🤯
By Exercising: Get some endorphins and
improve self-esteem-also, sitting is the new smoking- so find
something that works with your intensity and lifestyle. Making little
changes, like going for a walk in the morning or evening will greatly
improve your mood.
By Doing Something: Doing chores not
only declutters your environment but also declutters your mind, as
our outside is reflection of our inside. Tidy up a small space that
you use a lot to rejuvenate it and yourself.
By Making Something: Making a financial
plan or creating a painting involves your attention and a strategy,
therefore you have to get out of your head to perform the task. It
doesn’t have to be something grand you do, just something enjoyable.
SENSORY EXPERIENCES 🤯
Watch Something: Find something to
laugh at (more endorphins), whether it’s tiktok or a Netflix show.
Also, throw on a few educational clips about things you are going
through, and toxic traits and insecurities you want to work through,
this will bring unconscious habits to light and help you make a plan
to re-frame your mindset and attitude, which will change your
experience and reality.
Listen to Music: Find new music or
listen to old music. Finding new music is gratifying and listening to
old music evokes nostalgia, which produces dopamine.
Eat Nutritiously: Mix more fruits,
veggies, nuts, and seeds in your diet. Make your plate colourful and
have different textures. Not eating properly contributes to poor
mental health and poor psychical health. Give a smoothie bowl or a
Buddha bowl a go, they’re quite satisfying.
Smile: Your brain can’t tell the
difference between a fake smile and a genuine smile, smiling releases
serotonin, dopamine and endorphins (so, just randomly smile like a
silly goose whenever you remember this to give yourself a little
🤯 INNER NARRATIVE 🤯
Self-Talk: Re-frame negative self talk
into affirmations or neutral statements. Negative narrative lowers
ones self-esteem and can cause us to question our self-worth.
Positive narrative allows us to maneuver through difficult situations
without becoming attached to the them.
Label Voices: Creating characters out
of the voices in your head helps you grasp them better, identify them
and not take them as seriously. Annie Anxiety is the voice I hear
when I’m anxious. I imagine a timid version of myself who is
frightened and just needs some reassurance. You can imagine anything,
it doesn’t have to be a variation of yourself, it can be a big pink
bear. This is a really fun art exercise or journal exercise.
Ask Yourself Questions: Fear-based
thoughts can seem monstrous to overcome. One thing that helps me is
to remind myself that everyone has fears, flaws and insecurities. A
question to ask yourself if you find yourself frozen in fear is: Am I
going to let fear or love dictate my decision?
Self-Neutrality: Self-love is at the
opposite spectrum of self-hate. In the middle is neutrality about
oneself. When beginning your self-love journey, it is imperative to
remind yourself that the journey is not linear and you will be all
over the spectrum. Aim for neutrality when in doubt. E.g. You are
feeling silly about a past mistake and you start to feel stupid.
Re-frame –> making mistakes is part of growth, we all make
mistakes, I learned ____ because of that mistake.
Tip: Be careful of your word choices
when re-framing, be truthful or there can be resistance. E.g. If you
are working towards self-love and tell yourself that you love
yourself, there can be resistance because this isn’t true yet.
Instead tell yourself that you
are working towards loving yourself and you are making space for
yourself. What gets repeated gets remembered.
Cues: Our environment is set up to
signal cues to us. If all your furniture is pointed towards the
television, then your probably going to sit and watch tv. Set up your
space to conquer what you want by putting things in visible places as
a cue and covering up distractions or rearranging your space so it
fits the new life you are trying to create. E.g. Put a book on the
coffee table so you are more likely to pick it up and read it, move a
chair so it’s not facing the tv so you can sit and read looking out
Tip: Hide distractions. If you aren’t
happy with your screen time then remove distractions. No electronics
in the bedroom, only use this room for sleeping so your brain
associates sleep with your bed. Do not sleep with your phone in your
room, if possible. If not possible, put your phone on do not disturb
and put it somewhere that is not next to you while you sleep.
Electronics are stimulating and this is the association you have when
you see your phone, you can’t help but want to check if there’s a
In Feng Shui it said that if one is
stuck they should move 27 things to change the energy flow. Can’t hurt to try, right?