Increase Your Happiness: 6 Tips To Mastering Your Inner Dialogue
You know that voice you hear when you first wake up? The one chatting to in your head when you’re brushing your teeth, or walking to the store, or driving to work … sound familiar? Now THAT voice is the one we need to protect, that voice is your inner dialogue.
What is internal dialogue?”
Put simply, internal dialogue is the conversation your ego is having with itself. It’s the voice that applies logic, reasoning, and beliefs to situations, people, and events. It also serves as a filter for those experiences and carves the way in which you see the world.
Take a moment to stop and think about the tone of your inner dialogue. Is it a tone that builds you up? Or is it a tone that breaks you down? Tells you that you didn’t accomplish enough today, your body isn’t perfect, you don’t make enough money.
Internal dialogue plays a vital role in deriving meaning from our life and reality. When our internal dialogue is dark and negative, we see a world filtered through those qualities. On the contrast, when we have positive, uplifting, and optimistic internal dialogue, we perceive those states as being a reflection of our lives!
Below are 6 top tips on how to learn to control and master your inner dialogue:
1. Spend Time In Silence
We typically have between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day! One of the most fundamental steps in mastering our inner dialogue …. Meditation.
Allow yourself a moment to see what is occurring inside your own mind, without getting involved in it’s contents, without engaging in the dialogue, just looking, this is Meditation. Learn to empty your mental environment and create a peaceful space. Not only will it provide you insight into the negative messages you tell yourself, messages which are not true, it will also help you to find a place of peace amidst the chaos.
2. Be Grateful
You’ve heard it before, start a gratitude journal. A couple of lines each day to express something you are grateful for in your life. Gratitude changes your inner dialogue by re-focusing your perspective.
3. Avoid Negativity
There’s no doubt that negativity is widespread in our modern world. Wherever we look, there seems to be no end to it. This, in part, is due to our brain’s negativity bias—an actual tendency to notice negative situations and events more easily than positive ones. Commit yourself to turning away from negativity wherever you can, it’s ok to cut people & environments from your life that simply don’t serve you anymore.
4. Harness The Power of Affirmations
“’I AM’ are two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.” – Unknown
Affirmations help us replace our old, stale commentaries with new and more inspiring ideas. Focus on what you do want, rather than what you don’t.
5. Practice Kindness
Kindness is a great way to spread the love around, but it can also remind you that you’re a worthwhile person. You’re a positive force in the world, saying and doing positive things for others. By practicing kindness, your gratitude will grow. Your connections to others will be fortified and the sun will most certainly shine on your inner dialogue.
6. Be True To Your Nature
Beneath your inner dialogue, there is only your essential nature. It’s under the layers of ego, negativity, hostility and failure that we perceive as reality, but which is not the truth about who we are.
When we identify with our true selves, pure awareness, or pure consciousness, we have the instant recognition that we are free from limitations, that we have spontaneous knowing, and that we exist in a state of complete fulfilment.
Love yourself, there is no one else like you in the world, that is what makes you so special. It is SO SO easy to compare yourself to others.
Above article shared from Om & Ah London
Sending love and blessings xxx