Which inner voice do you want to lead the way in this day ahead? Will it be that kind, encouraging one that gently guides you from moment to moment? Perhaps this softer, less-judgmental voice needs more practice. We humans are hard-wired to default to the negativity bias where the world can look grim and life can seem overwhelming. Our ongoing self-compassion practice can transform our lives. Practice is key! Keep returning to the more compassionate voice inside yourself again and again and again.
Where is your mind right now? Without judging the findings, chances are you may have been thinking about something in the future or trying to resolve something from the past.
We are hard-wired to scan for problems and threats. Research shows that we spend about 50% of our waking hours in this state of mind called the default mode network.
There is another way though and that is with mindfulness; being present to more moments of your day without judgmentas you live them. Is this a day that you can tip the scales and be present more than 50% of the time to what is happening, as it is happening?? You may be surprised with how wonderful it feels to live more of your moments fully.