A little chat with myself

“Hmm..How many of you actually talk to yourself?!”
PLEASE tell me I am NOT the only one! 😉🤣

Actually, I know I am not, and in fact, I have come to the realization that self-talk IS healthy, and that it is OKAY!

“Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. That’s incredible. Other experts estimate a smaller number, of 50,000 thoughts per day, which means about 2100 thoughts per hour.” – Remez Sasson
YIKES!!!

I believe we all tend to have many negative thoughts. Have you ever thought – “Why me? Why, when things in my life start turning around, I get hit again? And again. And again. What is it that I have to live for? Who can I turn to? Who can help me? Argh – I’m just such a burden…”

Have you ever had these thoughts? Whether it is a separation or divorce? News of a loved one dying? A diagnosis of an illness, or mental illness, of yourself or a loved one? Loss of a job? Financial worries?

What have YOU done to overcome these thoughts? What resources have you turned to in order to help you? And if you haven’t, what WILL you do to make sure you don’t let yourself submerge into a little black hole hoping that no one will find you? What will you do to stay out of that?

Wait a second – “how does she know all this?” you ask. I suggest these things because I have had those thoughts. And trust me, I still do sometimes. But what needs to be recognized is that you really are not alone, and that it is OKAY to have these thoughts. You need to also realize that there IS hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It may not happen overnight…in fact, it probably won’t. But, if you put some effort into trying to make your life a better life, then you will succeed!!

With the POSITIVE thinking (and I stress on the word “positive”), with the right mind-set, with the right resources, with the right people…you WILL achieve your goals. But YOU, are the only one who can make that happen. YOU, have to take control and take that initial step, find the courage and the strength to say, “I am better than this. This is not who, or where, I want to be. I can overcome this fear!” You must realize that you are NOT the only one going through a battle, and that you are definitely not going crazy or making the wrong decisions, even though your mind may be tricking you into thinking you are!

It’s the fear inside of us preventing us from doing the things that we want and need to do in order to find peace and happiness. It’s the little voice inside our heads feeding us negative thoughts, over and over. It’s the events around us that are discouraging us. It’s the wrong people that we choose to listen to that we believe are helping us that are in fact, putting us down into a deeper hole and pulling us away from the people we love, and our dreams!!!

Life is too short to be sitting around and not appreciating the little things you have right in front of you. Life is too short to take everything that you do have, for granted. Life is too short to hold grudges and not forgive. Life is too short to dwell on every little thing, which makes it even a bigger thing. And yes, life is too short to be hanging around and onto people who create negativity in your life!
Yes, I find myself talking to myself – all the time…and YES, I answer myself as well!
It does not mean we are crazy!It does not mean we are weird!

It simply means that we have found a way to “untangle our mind, and set it free…”!!
Talking to yourself can help you understand yourself. Sometimes, there isn’t anyone around that you can talk to and share your thoughts with.
I suggest you talk, hum, whistle, sing. Whatever it is that makes you feel more secure and at peace, just do it. For your own sake! Don’t worry about what other people think – give them something to talk about!!

You are stronger than you may think you are…just have trust in yourself and remember – you’ve got this (whether talking to yourself or not!!)! ❤️

“Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…”

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