6 Ways to Self-counsel

Man, it can really be a doggie dog (dog eat dog) world out there for someone trying to stay POSITIVE. Some days it’s like trying to ward off those gremlin-looking monsters that shoot at you in video games. But I still believe you do so much better by at least trying, by smiling at evil and maintaining your cool in every situation. It’s so hard, but it’s all about that fighting spirit I’m always talking about.

Here are six self-counseling approaches I take to warding off negativity, especially on the really hectic days. And yes, it includes a lot of talking to myself which I believe, contrary to popular belief, is incredibly helpful in navigating your way through life. It all goes back to that concept of being your own #1 supporter, your own best friend. Try them sometime. I think they can help you too!

    1. “You are SONIA. This situation does not define you. These people do not define you. You are smart. You are capable, and you can do anything.”
    2. “You did your best today. Tomorrow is a new day to make it better and shine.”
    3. “You will never please everyone. Accept it!”
    4. “I am not better than anyone, but certainly, no one is better than me.”
    5. “You can’t do it all at once. One thing at a time, you will get there. Be patient with yourself.”
    6. And finally, after a bad day, I just try to go out and do something that centers me and brings me back to who I am.  I do something I’m passionate about or have a lot of fun doing.  I reach out for support, and meet up with a friend. I remove myself from the negative situation or thoughts, and get back to my happy place.

So, tell me, what do you do to center yourself after a bad day?

9 thoughts on “6 Ways to Self-counsel

  1. I love your six ways, Sonia. It can be very hard out there in the world, but we have to remind ourselves that we are all here for a purpose. I think positive affirmations helps in getting through the day.

  2. By reminding myself of all the blessings and good things in my life and keep on keepin’ on.

    PS Your writing is amazing. You should be proud of how far you’ve come. Bendiciones to padrino…he is thought of & remembered fondly.

      • Yes! My husband and I were his god children from NJ. We used to visit pretty often for a few years and were there to carry your sister “O” when she was just weeks old. We still think of him, carry his teachings with us and have good memories of him. Crazy how small cyberworld is to have decided to read YOUR page and remember your face. Freaky….lol
        I hope that everyone is well, healthy and happy over there. 🙂

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