We all have them. That little voice in the back of our brains tells us not to do something, not to change, not to take that chance. If you want to know about that little voice, check out the following article: Hi! I Am The Voice In Your Head
In the meantime, what are some ways to keep that voice quiet?
That thought isn’t helpful right now.
Now is not the time to think about it. I can think about it later.
This is irrational. I’m going to let it go.
I won’t argue with an irrational thought.
This is not an emergency. I can slow down and think clearly about what I need.
This feels threatening and urgent, but it really isn’t.
I don’t have to be perfect to be OK.
I don’t have to figure out this question. The best thing to do is drop it.
It’s OK to make mistakes.
I already know from my past experiences that these fears are irrational.
I have to take risks to be free. I’m willing to take this risk.
It’s OK that I just had that thought/image, and it doesn’t mean anything. I don’t have to pay attention to it.
I’m ready to move on now.
I can handle being wrong.
I don’t have to suffer like this. I deserve to feel comfortable.
That’s not my responsibility.
That’s not my problem.
I’ve done the best I can.
It’s good practice to let go of this worry. I want to practice.
And my favorite…
That is not the truth.
We do not always have an awareness of when the voices/thoughts come in and how they affect our ability to make positive changes. The more you create awareness of them, the stronger you will become.
Do you have any other ways to keep the voice quiet? Please share below.