Good morning, everyone; and welcome to the Bed Head Chronicles. Today, I want to talk about how we speak to ourselves in turmoil. When we made a mistake on something we’re working on or we forgot to do something that was important or were struggling to get through something that’s hard.

The things that we say to ourselves, obviously, are going to affect how we feel and what we are able to accomplish. When we are in a powerful state or a beautiful state, when we do most anything like gratitude, joy, love, peace, faith, courage — when we’re in a powerful state we can perform our very best. But if we put ourselves in a disempowered state — getting angry with ourselves or disappointed in ourselves, or beating up on ourselves, which I know we all do, we’re not going to perform it better.

So, in those moments when you’re struggling — in those moments when you catch yourself beating up on yourself, think of it this way. How would you, if your daughter or son, your mom or your dad or your best friends was going through the same exact thing that you’re going through, right now, what would you say to them? How would you speak to them? Would you beat them up like you’re beating up yourself right now? No, I guarantee you, you wouldn’t

I want you to try and think back how you would help someone you love so much through what you’re going through, and speak to yourself in a way that you would speak to that person. You will find that you are so much more compassionate with yourself, encouraging you to yourself, and you’ll be able to bring out the best in yourself as you would do for others.

So, pay attention to how you speak to yourself. And let’s start speaking to ourselves with the same kindness, the same compassion, and the same love and concern if you would someone that you love so much and see your world change. Have an amazing day.