Thursday wisdom/truth bomb/interpret-at-your-own-risk post!
As an introvert (yes, believe it or not, while I love love love people, socialization typically drains me- and apparently that’s what the new research says makes you an introvert), I personally feel like I’m constantly being thrown from “a nest”. The “committee” in my mind, as some of my friends and family call it, is made up of very loud, individual voices of self-doubt, disapproval, discontent, and fear that just lead to me feeling confused and anxious on a daily basis. Yes, at some point today I can count on feeling confused and anxious. And while I have mastered hiding that from anyone and everyone, years of practice and research have given me the tools to calmly and gently turn that crazy car around and remember that everything is more than fine. Since some of the worst of it has passed and I haven’t had a full-blown anxiety attack in about 6 years, it still takes daily work and actual “time-outs” for my mind so I can consciously rearrange my thoughts and get myself back to “the nest”. I’m not 100% sure what Pema is really talking about here but for me, once I realized there WAS a nest and I was in control of whether or not I was in it, things got a lot better.
ANYWAY! That’s enough rambling for this Thursday morning! Now just get through this work day, be nice to people, do something that makes you happy and have a drink at the end. We’re almost to the weekend, people! 💪🏼👸🏼🦄 #pemachodron #louisehay #waynedyer #mentalhealthawareness #overshare