TASK 6: THE VOICES
- What was your internal dialogue like?
- What were the voices in your head saying?
- Were they mean? Were they positive or negative?
- Describe what you noticed.
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But schedules, routines, and structure may generate some discomfort, frustration, or fear. This is to be expected.
Holding ourselves accountable and setting expectations generates fear and anxiety because it means there is potential for failure and disappointment.
But remember, failure is an event, not a person.
And it’s okay to have failed. Actually, it’s necessary…it provides us the opportunity to grow.
The fear associated with taking initiative and accountability is a sneaky tactic used by that annoying inner voice that’s constantly trying to “protect” you by keeping you stuck in the rabbit hole. Don’t get discouraged by that inner voice in your head that’s probably acting up right now.
Where do I start?
How do I start?
What is the first step?
Will this even help me?
What do I do first?
How many times should I do it?
How long should I do it?
Do I have to do this?
That annoying inner voice is trying to taunt you and stall you from achieving any forward movement. It’s trying to get you to compulsively seek certainty instead of leaning directly into your fears.
The simplest strategy is to remember that every act of embracing uncertainty is an act of defiance against that voice.
Aim for 6-8 hours of sleep. If you suffer with insomnia, Try using this tool.
Go for a walk, go for a jog, climb a tree, join a boxing class, jump rope, do pushups, follow an online yoga video, etc. DareBee is a free website to check out!
Write about anything. The idea is to just write without worrying about others reading it. This is just for you. Journaling is a useful way to get to know yourself better.
At this point, the voice in your head may be telling you things like
“This isn’t going to help.”
“I don’t want to do this.”
“This isn’t what I need to do.”
“Is this enough?”
“What if this doesn’t help?”
Let the annoying voice tire itself out. Don’t suppress it. Just notice it is there and continue moving forward. This Two-week commitment will be the foundation, or template, for developing a schedule and routine that moves you toward a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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