Before We Make it Worse, Just For Fun: Throw Some Skills At It!
When #MotivationMonday is more like #Meh Monday
Jumping into Monday like… sike! It’s ️ and dreary af, it’s Monday, and I’m over here like “what weekend?!?” Before you start judging yourself and comparing your life to someone else’s on social media #throwsomeskills at it! We can practice #actingasif and #oppositeaction
Step 1. Acceptance: “This is happening” Demanding that we feel differently than we do doesn’t work!
Step 2: Non-judgement: Should is an asshole, no FIOing (Figure It Out) Figure it out is not a skill. When thoughts like “I shouldn’t feel this way” or “what’s my deal?” say something like “no thank you!”
Step 3. Self Validate: It makes sense that I would be feeling this way, it is Monday after all. I am tired, overwhelmed, anxious, mad at a friend, frustrated with my parnter – pick one and validate yourself!
Step 4. Decide you are going to be in control of your experience, you get to choose skills over discomfort.
Step 5: Acting as if or Opposite action. Both these amazing skills are worthy of their own blog so forgive the oversimplification here for the purpose of efficency and relevancy.
Originally published at www.meghanbreen.com