Hola everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!! What a perfect day for today’s post!
Last week was good for me, definitely, as my help is back!! She is a huge part of my support system and her assistance allows me to do the things that I want to do. By the way, did you guys read this blog-post about how behind every successful women is…always, a trusted help? I posted it a while back. Do read, if you have time now.
A couple days back, once the morning yoga-session finished, my yoga-mates and I decided to sit down in the pleasant morning sun for just 5 minutes, for Vitamin D and a pause. I have come to realize that the most precious moments are when you make yourself deliberately pause even for just 5-10 minutes when you are super-busy and running! Have a cup of tea/coffee and put your feet up the table for 5 minutes kind?
Not only do these moments fill you with a kind of warmth and peace but also fill you with gratitude for everything!
That’s the true meaning of smelling the roses, I guess.
So, somewhere in the conversation, in a context, I said that I ask myself every day in evening – if I am tired or how I was feeling or did I need anything from myself, can I do this, do I want to do this etc etc. They all looked at me surprised and I realized not everyone does that – talk to themselves, I mean.
Thankfully, the yoga-mates, all being more positive and aware than normal, didn’t find it too weird and agreed it’s a good thing. Phew!
No doubt, we all have lots of thoughts running in our minds all the time…lots of planning and sorting processes always on. But talking to ‘another-yourself’ in a structured manner, in a to and fro communication, is not very common.
I do it yes…in proper sentences. I talk to myself though silently and even ask myself proper questions as if me and my brain are two different people, as if I am talking to another ‘Me’. I have also known some introverts doing the same, much more. No, I am not an introvert, I am an ambivert. How do I know? Take this super-interesting quiz here to know whether you are more of an introvert, extrovert or ambivert!
Do you? Talk to yourself, as a separate part of yourself? If you do, a high-five! If you don’t, maybe you can give it a try.
I would like to put it under self-care and self-love. Under self-importance too. Doesn’t mean you talk to yourself loudly all the time but why not have a conversation with yourself sometime. But for that, you need to keep that phone down for a minute!
Self-love and self-care is not all about taking cute pics of yourself and posting them on social media…that could be a tiny part of it, sure! But there is much beyond. And it is the polar opposite of being self-righteous and self-obsessed!
It also includes being self-aware and self-trusting too. It includes being mindful i.e. paying attention to what you are doing…be it eating, running, talking to someone else, breathing, taking a decision or simply tuning-in to your internal or/and external environment!
Self-care could be a vast topic. Let’s focus on “talking to oneself” part today. One should have an internal conversation to herself/himself sometimes because:
- it is not just normal but actually healthy for you
- it helps you to clarify/organize your own thoughts or analyze a situation better – however small or big it is
- your mind/brain might give you another perspective or another side of the same story
- you can use it as a tool to release any negative thoughts from your mind, many a times…talk yourself out of the negativity
- it connects you to yourself
- it helps you to de-stress and uplift your mood, on your own
- you prioritize things better, remember things better
- you respect yourself more and believe in yourself more too
Just Make Sure:
- that you don’t overdo or over analyze things. Talking to self has to be a positive experience
- make sure you interact with other people also (in general) and not get into the habit of talking to just yourself only, for everything
Well, if you are constantly talking to someone other than yourself all the time or imagining someone else with you many times, you might need medical help. It could be a sign of schizophrenia or Multiple Personality Disorder ☹
In The End:
I am curious, how many of you already talk to yourself? Everyone has many thought processes running thorough their mind/brain – almost always. I am not talking about them. I mean actually talking to a part of yourself, with proper questions? A proper two-way dialogue? Let me know.
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Till next Friday
Hugs, Health and Peace