How To Deal With That Nasty Voice Inside Your Head
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“Your fear should always have a voice and a seat in the vehicle of your life, but don’t let your fear drive.” @GilbertLiz via @AddictiveDau
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If you’re a Brit (and even if you’re not), you’re probably aware of last week’s vote to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU.
And you’re probably aware that the Brexit vote won.
In this moment, our nation stands divided, and very soon everything as we know it is going to change to quite a large extent.
This has brought up an incredible amount of fear, panic, confusion & anger within - and among - many of us.
Most of all, because we just don’t know what’s going to happen next.
As we’ve learned in our personal lives:
“If there’s one thing worse than the shit hitting the fan, it’s the anticipation of the shit hitting the fan.” @AddictiveDau
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Waiting for something bad to happen (as we fear at least half of Britain is currently doing) causes us to think, feel & do some really crazy things.
We pick fights with our lover over nothing, because we’re terrified they’re going to leave us. Pushing them away first makes us feel like we have some control.
We sabotage our career by procrastinating over projects we’ve been put in charge of, as deep down we fear we’re not worthy & will be ‘found out.’
That voice inside our heads – the one that tells us we’re too fat/ too tall/ too loud/ too shy/ too ….. (fill in the blank) to be happy & successful is extremely dangerous.
Not only does it convince us not to trust or accept ourselves, it ends up driving us not to trust or accept those around us, either.
And then what we’re left with is a whole lot of suspicion, intolerance & disconnection (sound familiar?)
In today’s Life Nugget, we share a simple tool to help loosen that internal negative voice’s grip over you.
At the end of the day, what’s done is done.
The only choice we have left in this matter is whether or not we’re willing to try & make the best of the situation we now find ourselves in.
Is peace going to be our priority, or not?
As we say in our book The Inner Fix, “focus on the insides & the outsides will take care of themselves.”
That goes for countries & unions – as well as individuals.
Please do come & join in the conversation over on the blog – we’d really, really love your thoughts on this topic :)
Persia & Joey xx