87 – What you say to yourself matters

Hey Mama, this is Mama’s Daily Dose on Meghan Q Barrett, allyoumama.com. Mama’s Daily Dose is building off yesterday’s episode 85 and getting a little more specific, Mama’s Daily Dose is…what you say to yourself matters. Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted,

You are talking to yourself all the time, you constantly have a dialogue going on inside your mind, there is nobody, that you will talk to more in this world than yourself. So being aware of and being very careful with the words that you use with yourself are so important, because that’s where you’re getting the most information from, is from you. Now I do want to distinguish one thing… is that a lot of our self limiting beliefs and that critic that we hear in our mind, you know, that person that says “you can’t do this…why do you think you should be able to do that… you don’t deserve this…you’re not worthy…” That is not actually you. The Critic is not you, what you say back to the critic consciously; that IS you. And so being aware of how you talk back to those negative thoughts and those self limiting beliefs. So if I have a thought that says, “No, you can’t start your podcast.” I’m like, “No, Margaret, I can do anything that I put my mind to, and that I really want to do, and I’m going to put the work in, and I’m going to do it.” 

Alright. see… as you could tell, I named my critic, I highly encourage you to name your critic as well, because it then distinguishes that that voice that’s telling you that you can’t do things and is trying to bring you down, is not you, it is somebody else. You can pick any name that you want, you can make up a name. I chose Margaret after my grandmother. And if you’ve listened to this podcast at all, you’ll know why. But it’s just a way to distinguish that those negative thoughts are not you Those are thoughts from other people very early on in life that were projected onto you. And it is your responsibility to fight back on those if you want to do better… if you want to be better. You have to fight that critic in you. And you have to use your words in order to do that. So be aware of those words that you are using with yourself that you’re using to speak back to your critic. Are you bowing down to your critic? Or are you saying, “No, Margaret, you are wrong!”

If you haven’t already come up with a name for your critic, do so today. Because it just helps you distinguish that those negative thoughts, they’re not you. They are not YOU. Let me tell you, anything that you really want to do, anything that you think that you deserve, and you want, you can go get it. It is up to you, but you have to believe in yourself and use those positive words and that belief that you know you are worthy and you are capable. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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