Talking To Yourself

August 3, 2010 3 comments

The benefits of talking to yourself are many:

•First of all you can’t lie to yourself. No matter how much you try to hide it, your conscience will be there to let you know. Keeps you honest.

•Speaking outloud liberates you from the pressure of all your inner conflicts.

•You get in touch with your feelings. You have an obligation of being honest to them or you’ll be hurting yourself.

•Truth will come out. When we think but don’t speak we tend to hide or neglect the truth.

•It becomes easier to be reassured of any desicion taken.

•You will feel relieved after a few minutes of this excercise.

I often do this when I’m in doubt or feel distressed or confused and it has really helped me get my decisions clear. What do you think? Do you think it’s silly or a crazy thing?

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Infinite Chances

I was having breakfast at my colleges’ cafeteria and I overheard a conversation from the person speaking on the table behind me, about chances and opportunities. I then got dragged to my inner thoughts about what a chance or an opportunity has meant to me in life.

Sometimes we think chances or an opportunity means being able to get what we lost back. Although it could happen it is often too late. Or maybe fix whatever it is that we did wrong. WRONG! A chance or an opportunity is merely a moment in space and time on which you don’t necesarilly get back what you lost but you reconciliate and accept that you lost it and you don’t fix what you did wrong (it happened you can’t erase it) but you can learn from it and avoid doing it again.

There are countless ways of having a chance or an opportunity and people think that they will be able to repeat what they failed in and do it again erasing the past. A chance never erases the past it only shapes the future by leting us do better than we did in the past. Don’t try to change anything with a chance or an opportunity since it is impossible and will be a waste of your time, instead construct a new future with the lessons learned.

Random Thoughts: I have them, you have them, let’s share them.

With this post I will try to explain my main motivation for this blog. Besides loving to write, one of the things that has pushed me into experimenting with blogging is wanting to write and share information in order to help others but also to learn from them. A thought can change a life and can change the world sometimes little by little other times with a big boom. All we need is a single thought.

We have countless thoughts every day some exist for a few seconds some live up to a minute and some can take three minutes of your time and atention. Most of them may be worthless and we just forget about them. But some are different and stay lingering for a few hours in our heads wanting to come out. Why not write about them then! These thoughts usually happen at times when we can’t stop doing what we are doing to write them down or record them for example like at work, while driving, eating, taking a shower, even sleeping. Some just happen unexpectedly and caught us unprepared. These random thoughts that arise for no particular reason and become strong enough to urge me into analylising, expanding and writing about them I call them life revelations, episodes of enlightment or simply quick thoughts. And it’s fun to hold them and then think about why did they appear when they did? What triggered them and to find the relation between the trigger and the message conveyed by them? I intend to catch as many of these “ghost thoughts” as I can and share them with you. Random thoughts are short and they don’t last long in the mind but they are full of meaning and information. I’m pretty sure that we all have experienced these moments of brilliance so I’m hoping we can all share them and learn from our random thoughts.

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Order puts things in perspective.

This morning (July 24, 2010) I found myself making the bed for no particular reason. All of a sudden I started feeling an order and a purpose in the things I am doing in life (I even felt that making the bed had a purpose bigger than just making my room look nicer). When I looked at my room it looked ordered, quieter and neater. And I just had fixed the sheets of my bed a little. I realized that sometimes what we need in life to notice our problems or whatever it is that is keeping us from doing what we want is a little bit of order, we will put things in perspective and the answers will show up. We will get the space and quietness that we need, to tackle any situation with renewed motivation. So go ahead and fix your room, or livingroom maybe even the kitchen. You might be surprised.

Oh! And I have to admit that I’m not a person who regularly makes her bed but I think I’ll star doing it more often.

Routines are necessary

Routines are necesary. We achieve most goals by following a simple and daily routine. And I’ve come to see that is important to apply a routine to everyday life events just as if it were a diet regime or a study schedule. Routines are good for the following reasons:

• We feel commited to a certain activity and avoid failing it.
•Routines create a drive towards bettering whatever it is that we are doing.
•They make us self conscious of the steps we take and when we forget something we rapidly know what it was.
•Routines make us focus on what we really want.
•They keep us on schedule and we become more responsible and punctual.

What routines have worked for you in acomplishing or getting better at something?

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