You know that little voice inside your head? I have heard it called internal dialogue, the inside chatterbox, the devil or angel on your shoulder and the monkey on your back. What we say to ourselves inside our own minds is a great predictor of happiness and success.
If our inner dialogue is loving and encouraging, as in “you can do this” and “I believe in you” we see people try, grow, and learn in ways other people can’t even imagine. If our inner dialogue is dire and dark, as in “you can’t do this” or “you’re never going to get it” we stop trying. Negativity is insidious, what should be a light burning inside of us is easily stifled. All of you Mamas out there know you would not tolerate the school bully filling up your child’s head with such. Why would you subject yourself to it?
Learning to listen to your internal dialogue is as simple as taking a piece of paper and jotting down what you are saying to yourself. If you find you are unkind to yourself it is time to make some changes. Switch that station! We are most often our own worst critics and enemies. If we don’t manage our own thoughts and feelings, we are diminishing ourselves from being our true best. You deserve that, you deserve the kindness of self that you would offer up so lavishly onto a dear friend. Be gentle and good to yourself, monitor the chatter and only subscribe to that which serves you.
“Choose Your Mood”, is the philosophy behind Lynette Lovelace’s new lifestyle brand, Lifetherapy. Lovelace created a line of luxury apothecary products inspired by the therapeutic powers of fragrance and mood. Lovelace states her intentions naming her fragrances: Play, Vacation, Escape, Chill, and Flirt. Products range from everyday hand crèmes, to pulse point oil roll-on perfumes, ultra rich body crèmes, hydrating body lotions and skin nourishing body scrubs. She reminds us that “mood is a choice, your feelings are contagious, and there has never been another you.”