It’s that time again. I am doing another 21-day meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak. Feel free to follow along on my journey as I Become What I Believe.
Bringing Hidden Beliefs into the Light of the Self
1) Write down some of the self-limiting beliefs you might have that are holding you back. These could be beliefs like, “I’m not smart enough to do this,” or “Why bother trying since no one cares anyway?
-This is too hard
-I’m not smart enough for this
-I’m not going to succeed anyways
-I can’t do this on my own
This is to hard- My childhood was pretty hard and I not only survived but thrived. I am not my parents and I don’t feel like I am stunted from my experiences.
I’m not smart enough to do this- I was smart enough in high school to get a 3.0 gpa while working between 30-38 hours a week. I’m smart enough to raise my children to be happy and healthy. If I can put my mind to it, I can and have achieved in my life.
I’m not going to succeed anyways- I have successfully graduated high school when no one, not even myself, thought I could. I have successfully brought 2, going on 3 babies, into this world and have raised them mostly by myself. If I can succeed in raising my kids the way I have, I should be able to do anything.
I can’t do this on my own- Well, most of my life I have been on my own. My parents where around but never really present in what was going on in my life. My husband has been around but not always as an active participant in mine or my kids lives. So I guess I have done it on my own.
I was once recommended to try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. It basically says to write down the negative thoughts or situations you have throughout the day then you write down your immediate emotions or reactions to the thought or situation and then try to find an alternative, more positive thought or reaction to the situation.
I want to try to do that more. I want to take these beliefs that are negative and hold me back and try to find a more positive way to see them so they don’t have a hold of me anymore. I know it will take some time to rewire my brain into seeing these things differently but I’d rather it take a long time than to never fix the problem at all.