LEARNING TO LISTEN TO YOURSELF
LIFE| MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY
Hello again! 🙂
I trust you are well?
As you know with Monday Motivation, I try to address a topic that will kick off your week on a positive tone. If not positive, it must give you something to think about for the week, or something to work on. For yourself. This past week I thought a lot about how I struggle to listen to myself, and listen to what my inner self is trying to tell me, ESPECIALLY when it comes to matters of the heart.
Reminds me of the phrase people always say:
“JUST LISTEN TO YOURSELF. JUST LISTEN TO YOUR HEART”.
Ok. Hold up.
Am I the only one who thinks that listening to myself is REALLY hard?!?! Sometimes I don’t even know what my real SELF is even trying to tell me! Sometimes the one part of my “self” is saying one thing, and the other, another thing. So then, which part of my “self” do I listen to?? 😦 How does one do that?
1. KNOW YOURSELF…
I read an article somewhere that said, to KNOW yourself, makes it easier to be able to LISTEN to yourself. To me, this makes sense, well, I think it does, no no, it does!
As I always ask, (when I’m about to explain something that’s even a tad difficult for me to wrap my head around, lol), HEAR ME OUT.
If you know who you are, what you believe in, what interests you, what sets your heart on fire, what you wont tolerate, what you wont accept, you’re well on your way to knowing yourself (if you already have not gotten there!).
“The hardest journey in life, is learning to love yourself.”
Also, KNOWING yourself. It takes years, if not your whole lifetime to be able to learn how to know yourself. However, once you do, you become a stronger, more confident version of yourself, kinda like a version 2.0. 🙂
2. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
If you look after yourself, you end up in the right mind frame to tackle what lies ahead of you. In turn, it makes your head space a lot clearer, giving you more room to listen to what your inner self has to say. Ever notice how if you are in an unhealthy toxic relationship, it becomes so hard to look after yourself because you spend so much time devoted to a situation that does not serve you in the best way possible.
Then how can you listen to yourself, if a part of you is lost to something/someone else?
Looking after yourself has nothing to do with “treating yourself”, going out for a jol, doing excessive shopping- NO NO!! (Even though I’d love to say it is!). Looking after yourself is being cognizant of what you do, what you eat, how you are living your life. If you want to do something- take a long walk from time to time. Or, like me, take a long drive with the radio off and give yourself some time to listen to yourself, your breathing and think. If you love to cook, then cook. Go to the park and sit near a lake, and just be, and you will be able to hear yourself a lot clearer. It puts you in a calm and relaxed state of mind. In that way, listening to yourself becomes that much better ❤ 🙂
TASK FOR THIS WEEK:
Learn to listen to yourself. Take some quiet time. Quiet moments and just listen. Tune into yourself, your preferred station and RELAX. It’ll make it so much easier to hear yourself.
Until the next one,
Live in Light and Love ❤