and 3 little lies we tell ourselves that become big problems later on
When I’m working with clients on reducing stress and anxiety, I like to begin exploring the little lies we tell ourselves that can become bigger problems over time.
The Big 3
- “I’m fine.”
- “It’s ok.”
- at jokes that aren’t funny
- when someone says “they’re just teasing”
- when we’re uncomfortable and don’t know what to say
We can lie with our words, and maybe we can even convince ourselves that we’re “ok” when we’re not.
But our bodies will ALWAYS tell the truth.
Becoming aware of how we feel in these moments is another way of saying that we’re becoming more in touch with how our body responds to what is true💛.
The truth might come in the form of perspiration, shedding a few tears, sighing, feeling exhausted, or burnt out.
Increasing our awareness allows us to meet our emotional needs in a gentler way.
Here are 3 ways my body tells the truth:
- Blushing – when I’m embarrassed
- Sweating – when I’m nervous
- Fidgeting – when I’m anxious
This week, try focusing on the ways your body responds to what you’re feeling, and see what you discover.
If you want a journal prompt try this:
When I’m stressed, I notice that I ________________
When I’m excited, I notice that I _________________
When I’m relaxed, I notice that I _________________
If you’re looking for some tools to increase awareness. I highly recommend meditation.
Click HERE, for more info on how meditation could help you.