Monday, February 18, 2013

What's your self talk

... when you're really really stressed? Do you say things like:

Life is unfair
I'm jinxed
I am a failure/I feel a failure
Things never go right for me
I am a bad person/I feel like a bad person
It's hopeless
Good things never last
This always happens to me
Bad things always happen

These beliefs are what you are affirming, they are what feels true for you in your life. When things are going wrong and we ask our self this question, our answers tell us how we really feel about our self, life and others. There is no point in sugar coating something if underneath we feel entirely differently. Affirmations can be either positive or negative, for an affirmation to be true, it has to feel true. Whether or not it is true is another matter, what's important is that it feels true for you. A better question might be, does this belief/affirmation serve me?

You can take one of your statements when you do this exercise and ask yourself what evidence do you have for believing it to be true and then start tapping. EFT short cut diagram and procedure.


Jeff said...

Hi Noreen,

Congrats on the baby boy. Thanks for another great post, as always. You make me look forward to Mondays. :)

Glad to have you back. It was a LOOOOOOOOOONG 10 weeks without any new posts from you. I literally checked the blog every day and then on Feb 4 my wish came true. :)

Btw, I think your web site is down at the moment (as of 10:45pm in the U.K.). I live in the states where it's only 5:45pm. :)

Again, great news on the baby, although I'm so sorry to hear of the traumatic struggles along the way. :(

Keep your head up and just know that your knowledge, as well as your kind and articulate manner of presenting and conveying your thoughts encourage and empower lots of folks.

Thank you much and take good care of yourself.


Noreen Barron, MA said...

Thanks Jeff for your lovely comment, it's feedback like yours that makes doing the blog worthwhile :-)

My website was down for nearly 12 hours yesterday, I changed my provider recently and I'm hoping it's not going to be down again any time soon!

Have a great week :-)