Welcome back to my # 5 blog in my series about transforming your mindset so you live your most optimal healthy life.
In my prior blogs, we explored the 2 parts of our nervous system: Parasympathetic; the rest and digest and the Sympathetic; the tense “fight or flight.” We learned (or re-learned) how we can bring ourselves out of the fight or flight and live more in our calm peaceful mind and body.
We also looked at how we can identify if our thoughts are the critic or the champion and we learned about the “Find New Evidence” technique.
Now, it’s time to look at my “Call to Action”.
Our unhelpful thoughts often contain hidden invitations for action. The call-to-action journaling exercise may help you feel more empowered. It looks like this:
Unhelpful thought: “This is too hard.”
Call to action: “Who do I know that can help me do this?”
Unhelpful thought: “I am the worst at this.”
Call to action: “How can I improve my
skill for this project?”
Unhelpful thought: “I made a massive mistake
and everyone saw it.”
Call to action: “Whose mistakes do I remember
from last week and do
I think less of them for it?”
Unhelpful thought: “Nobody likes me.”
Call to action: “Who can I call right now,
who makes me feel accepted?”
Unhelpful thought: “I am never going to find a job”
Call to action: “What workshop can I take
to make my resume more impressive?”
As a general rule, try to identify call-to-actions that are small, achievable baby steps. Setting major actions that take a lot of energy or time can be off-putting and might have the opposite effect.
Let me know how you are doing with this practice and if any of these blog emails make sense for you – send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org