Becoming Friends With the Voices in Your Head

“You can skip your workout today. Just sleep in! Your bed is sooo comfortable. Plus, you’re still a little sore/tired/hungover/sniffly/[insert excuse here].”

Do the voices inside your head sound a lot like mine?

Like me, maybe you lie in bed some mornings, debating whether to work out or sleep in. We’re only human! Yes, sometimes we need to cut ourselves some slack. But most days, I depend on myself as my main source of motivation.

My advice? Don’t treat the voices in your head as enemies. Let them be your friends! They can be sources of positivity rather than negativity.

Here’s another example. When training for my half marathon, I was intimidated by the long runs on my training plan. Every long run became a new personal record, and I was never sure if I could do it. Doubt was a huge factor.

But I turned the mentality of “can’t” into “can.” Here’s the secret: Even if you’re not sure if you can accomplish something, tell yourself that you can.

Not sure if you can (or should) wake up and run those 8 miles in the summer sun? I bet you can! Heck, you can at least try.

That’s my speech for the day. =) Let me know what you think!

  • How do you turn the voices in your head from negative to positive?
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4 thoughts on “Becoming Friends With the Voices in Your Head

  1. Love this! 🙂
    I can usually turn my can’ts in to cans by reminding myself how good it feels when I actually try. And crediting myself no matter the outcome! (While secretly plotting to crush that time next time… hehe)

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  2. Deciding when to give myself a break and when to listen to the voices in my head is a tricky balance. Sometimes I know I “should” do something, sometimes I don’t want to and other times I make myself. Turning those voices into friends is an awesome way to think of it 🙂 🙂

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