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The people we think we would like to be…

October 13, 2018

It can be very easy to get caught in the pattern of thinking about the person we think we are supposed to be or would like to be, instead of focusing on the person we really are.

TV, social media, advertising, even our friends seem to provide us with daily opportunities to question who we are, who we are becoming, and the choices we make.  And sometimes this questioning is good and these messages lead to positive impacts and changes in our lives.  Sometimes these images and messages pushes us to become more the person we are striving to be.  But I’m going to guess that if you are anything like me, more times than not, this never-ending stream of images and messages leave us feeling inadequate or left out, and overall the experience isn’t positive for helpful.

I’m going to suggest we have a couple of options in how we deal with this…

(1) We can choose to do the self-talk required to remind ourselves that we don’t have to be negatively impacted by these images and messages (which in and of the selves are not necessarily bad),

Or

(2) We can take actions to reduce our exposure; to turn off as many of the images and messages as we can.   It’s okay to “turn them off” so to speak.

 

Neither choice is necessarily easy, but the benefits may be worth it.

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