At the beginning of the New Year, one of my resolutions was to continue to live by the mantra, "No More Drama". (Thank you Mary J. Blige). That means to avoid, to the best of my ability, situations and people that cause stress. We have all been there - committing to something that we really didn't have time to do because of our busy schedules or spending hours talking to someone who is always complaining or full of bitterness. I truly believe that beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
But, while we are cleaning up the outside, we must also take heed to cleanse from WITHIN. Sometimes our worst critic is between our two ears. We have to stop with the negative self-talk. We know that this is: telling ourselves we can't accomplish something because it will be too hard, or that we aren't good enough, not talented enough, not pretty, skinny or rich enough. We have to constantly fill our lives with positive thoughts and affirmations to counter any negativity that may be subconsciously sabotaging our dreams and goals.
Oftentimes, patterns of negative self-talk begin in childhood. It has colored your thinking for years and you probably didn't even realize it. It causes stress and we know that stress can lead to all kinds of diseases.
So, now is a good time to change the old destructive patterns and increase your productivity and self-esteem! One saying that I love is..."Tell the Negative Committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up!" Lol.