Are you dribbling around in your mind trying to avoid negative thoughts like you are doing an obstacle course? I get a lot of ideas when I put my mind on mute which happens when I am active or doing something creative. Can also happen in the shower, driving and meditating. The main thing is to become friends with your mind and trying to understand the layers of your thinking. Treat your mind like your best friend because you want it to work for you!
Personal development and self-awareness can help to make your mind work for you rather than against you. Brutal honesty helps as well. Let me explain. When I am feeding myself with all kinds of excuses and I am not able to see the truth I know I have to take a moment to see what is really going on. If I want to resolve a personal issue I have, I have to take a moment to see what caused my reaction to make it an issue. I want to understand what caused me to feel insecure at that particular time and I want to find the root cause of it. Maybe a friend told me that I am forgiving people too easily and therefore letting them walk all over me which does not show a lot of self-respect. That feedback hurts and why it hurts is because it is true. Feedback is the best tool in the universe to work on your issues and a shortcut to find peace of mind and freedom from your negative chatter in your mind. The mind-chatter will cease when you live an authentic life and stop being fake.
I can trace this issue back to my childhood where I developed people-pleasing behaviour and I just wanted to be liked by people which may translate to not having high self-worth. Knowing this information by being brutally honest with myself will help me work on my issues faster and address the bullseye rather than tiptoeing around stuff that will not improve my life. Receiving feedback from others is the easiest way to gain immediate self-awareness and to address your blind spots. It requires hard work and guts but it is worth it.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.