Did you know that you are more than enough? I bet somewhere inside you know that you are a frickin' POWERHOUSE and that the world won't know what hit them when you launch your next big thing, right?
But what about those times when the monkey mind kicks in?
You know, the negative thoughts that come up that stop you in your tracks. They may be thoughts like
"Who do you think you are?" "You don't know enough!" "Can you really pull this off?" "You don't know what you are doing!" "You're never going to be successful!"
These are the thoughts that come to you in the middle of the night, during a workout, or while driving in the car. They are such downers, aren't they?
So how's a girl to banish those and keep on truckin'?
I mean, we all know that it's wise to reach out for support at time like this, whether to a supportive friend, a colleague or your coach.
However, what are you supposed to do if it's 2:00 a.m.?
Do something totally dorky.
Yep - some kind of guilty pleasure to calm that monkey mind right down. Something to take your mind out of that freak-out mode and into something that causes you to concentrate or zone-out so that you can calm down and shift your perception.
Yes, I could get wise and tell you to be enlightened meditate. But I'm talking DORKY. Something goofy and FUN that lets you BE in the moment.
Here a few suggestions:
- Word Puzzles (Yep - my monkey mind is TOTALLY addicted. And my new reading glasses take it up a notch too, don't you think?)
- Chewing bubble gum in a 7-year old sorta way (gum cracking is a MUST)
- Way too much computer solitaire than you are comfortable admitting
- Singing in your car to an old 80's song at the top of your lungs
- Confessing everything to your cat
- Knitting a VERY large scarf
- Doodling, painting, or playing with glue (and yes, in a childish, playful way!)
See what I mean? SILLY but it's cheap therapy!
So, the next time you have a "Debbie Downer thought" STOP it in its tracks and keep moving forward with your launch, with being visible, and with standing in your own amazing-ness. OK?
To using dorkiness to your advantage,