One of the things that has really been pressing on my mind lately is my own inner dialogue. I think that a majority of the time this topic is under-discussed, but it’s one of the biggest conversations occurring between psychologists today what with cognitive behavioral therapy becoming a major focal point for healing many mental disorders. But it is just important to have conversations with yourself about your own inner dialogue as it is for those of us that go to therapy.
One of the best things you can do for your mental health, your perception of the world, and everyone around you is learn how to love yourself. If you don’t struggle with this, good for you! That makes me happy! If you do struggle with this, however, (like I have in my own life) I’ll give you some tips on how I’ve come to change my own inner dialogue from one of self-hatred to one of understanding and love.
I’m not a breakfast person. Everyone who knows me knows that. Even though I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I can’t ever seem to drag myself out of bed in the morning to eat it. I’m more of a grab-whatever-is-in-the-cabinet-and-run type of person. I know, however, that my body deserves more than a processed, overly sugary granola bar in the morning and to top it off, granola bars have unnecessary packaging waste that makes me feel guilty–especially when it starts to pile up in my car and I can see how much of it there really is.
One of the most exciting and challenging adventures is that of creating a new habit. Deciding to introduce a new routine into your life can seem slightly overwhelming–even though it’s exciting. This week I introduced a new habit into my own life: Honey Lemon Water. This may not seem like a huge change in my life, but in reality, taking the time every morning to do something nice and relaxing for myself has begun to set a new tone for my day.