It’s a little mind-boggling that people, and I’ll say we because I’m apart if this too, find it satisfying to post (via social media and elsewhere), that we’re tired, stressed, exhausted…yaddi, yaddi, ya. As if we’re going to get some award for being the MOST HARD WORKING PERSON IN THE WORLD! lol
But in turn, we never really realize how much we’re talking ourselves into being, tired, stressed, and exhausted.
So just yesterday, I set a goal to refrain from expressing verbally or virtually that I’m tired, exhausted, or anything related to that.
I’ve always been good with keeping those emotions strictly to myself and no one else (it’s my secret to endurance), however when talking to myself, sometimes I’m having a pity party in my head. That HAS TO CHANGE! You don’t know how many events, meetings, and/or meet-ups that I’ve been to where I felt like I was going to pass out! smh
Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than hearing yourself, tell yourself…I’M TIRED.
So no more self talk of being tiresome or exhausted etc. Even if it’s the truth. Instead, I’ll say the reverse feeling and/or emotion.
I remember a couple months back when I was burning the midnight oil. I was in the shower and extremely tired, panting and moaning (kinda crying) because I wanted a couple more hours of sleep. To make myself feel better, I began dancing and singing about how energized and excited I was for the day ahead. I then proceed on saying how I had 10 hours of sleep and it was the best sleep I’ve ever had! Just lying to myself! lol
Immediately after I said that, I began laughing so hard that I forgot that I was tired. I was singing horribly, and the rendition I made up was just terrible! I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was everything and more, of what I’d sung in the shower, by the time I hopped out the shower. With repetition, my body and brain wasn’t able to tell the difference. Whatever I said I was, I became.
I share that experience with others to show how SELF-TALK plays a HUGE role in our performance and our day in general.
The one thing that has NEVER changed with me is, that I may be a little exhausted, but you’ll never hear me say it..and I’ve made a pledge to never say it to myself again!
Upgrade your self-talk.
The first person to sweet talk you, should be YOU!