Focusing on the Positive!
Recently, I had a discussion with one of my coaching groups about negative self talk and how easy it is to beat ourselves up about all of the things we wish were doing.
"I wish I could get more done in a day."
"I wish I wasn't always late in the morning."
"I wish I was a little more organized."
You get the point... We are always our worst critics!
A dear friend of mine told me once, that the mind can not think positive and negative at the same time.
- So when you are starting to go down that rabbit hole of negative thinking, switch your thinking to gratitude.
- Our group talked about starting a gratitude journal and how this may be a benefit for us.
I have a gratitude journal but I have to admit the consistency of writing in it everyday is not good. I quickly came to terms with that progress was more important than consistency. I would write in it when I wanted to and that was good enough.
In the discussion with the coaching group, one of the members had a twist on the gratitude journal... She shared with us something that has really helped her and that was having a Success Journal.
What is a Success Journal?
A Success Journal is a place for you to document the successes of your day.
- There is no success too big or too small.
- Everything counts!
- Maybe you organized a closet today or you weren't late to work or you kept your cool while your toddler was having a melt down in the grocery store.
There are so many things that go unnoticed in a day and now is the time to recognize them.
We tend to reflect only what's left to do and everything that's been done, no longer matters.
The Success Journal gives you an opportunity to switch this thinking around.
Unfortunately, I have seen many clients who forget about their successes and when asked about their strengths, they just don't know what they are.
Which is exactly why I created the ADHD Strength Finder. It helps you change the way you look at your own ADHD by uncovering your strengths and learning how to use them.
This journal is a great reminder of your successes and strengths. This not only helps the negative self talk pass, imagine what it could do for your self confidence, your stress levels, and anxiety?
Paying attention to your successes and your strengths... that's moving you forward...
Thank you for your time and attention..