Find Your Flow

Our greatest strengths and personal superpowers are often found in those things we’re good at, and that we enjoy — our flow.

Your places of flow, be they sports, nature or something else, feed the hero part of yourself. Flow gives you purpose and meaning.

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Speak Kindly To Yourself

When you try to help another person you probably don’t start with a critical attack towards them about everything they’ve done wrong or aren’t good at. Yet, so often we speak harshly to ourselves in our own minds.

Being your own hero means standing up for yourself when critical self-talk and negative spirals of thinking are starting up in your head.

Listen to how you speak to yourself and get to know how kindly or unkindly you treat yourself every day.

Do not stand for self-bullying.

Re-author the MEANINGS you draw from things that have happened in your life.

Your stories of hurts, losses and failings can become inspirational reminders to you of your resilience and survival.

Being your own hero means showing yourself real love by developing your own values and staying true to any commitments you’ve made to yourself.

Do what you say you’re going to do and feel proud of yourself, confident in your character.

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Avoid becoming overwhelmed

Exposing yourself to too much information can actually work against you. Confusion can lead to indecision, which can easily prevent you from moving forward.

Nip it in the bud using stress-reduction techniques. Go for a walk, listen to music, cook, or write. The time away will allow you to see things from a fresh perspective.

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Whether you desire to invest in daily reading, work out in the gym, eat healthily or anything else, the second step is to give momentum to the motivation flywheel by scheduling it.

Do not prioritize what is on your schedule. Instead, ensure that you schedule your priorities.

It’s okay to feel pain

When we get rejected, our brains register an emotional chemical response so strong, it can physically hurt. 

We go through almost the same stages as if we were grieving (self-blame, trying to win back our rejecter because we hate being disliked, and feeling like a failure). These feelings are healthy and normal, so long as you don’t end up dwelling on them.

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