Mobile Musings

What is Your Self-Worth Based On?

In keeping with the theme of Self-Worth, that we have going right now for June 2019, I wanted to share my thoughts what exactly our self-worth is tied too. It’s an interesting question to ponder if you pause and think about it for a minute. What things in your life are you maybe tieing your worth to as a human being too?

  • Your Job or Career
  • Getting a promotion
  • Achieving a particular goal
  • Being a parent
  • A spouse
  • A hobby
  • Your house, Your Car, Your Possessions…

Insert whatever you want, but when you begin to think about it, take stock of how much you put your well being, your personality, your existence, your purpose, into those things..and how is that serving you? How does that make you feel, how does that inspire you?

How temporary, or volatile are those things…are you always striving to live up to a standard of someone else, and if so, how’s that working out for you?

I share some thoughts on the importance of tying your self-worth, your reason for being on this planet, to only you. Not allowing anyone or anything to dictate who you are, how you should act, where you focus your time, efforts, and resources. Understanding that relationships, hobbies, friendships, careers, possessions, are all well and good, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things, as long as you always know that you are amazing, worthy, capable, and importance just for being you.

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Some Things Never Change..But You Can.

It’s funny how things work out in life, and I don’t mean funny haha, but more like funny strange, or funny interesting. In this episode of Mobile Musings, sponsored by Beyond Your Past Radio, I look back at an episode I recorded 3 years ago, and wouldn’t you know it..it’s as relevant today as it was then. Plus, it also works out pretty well since it’s on the same wavelength as what I was going to record initially before things got away from me this week with some unexpected responsibilities. Don’t ya just love it when a plan comes together…or in this case, how the plan works itself out even when the plan wasn’t a what you thought it would be?

Anyways…

The struggles unfolding all around us in government, world violence, a divided nation and really divided world on so many fronts, can take its toll on your emotional health. These volatile times, the same as back then, can very easily steal your joy and bring down your outlook on humanity overall as well as the potential in your own life.

For that matter, not even just 3 years ago, but these struggles have been around in various forms for decades, and one can make a case for these things being around since pretty much, forever. Times change, technology changes, and we just don’t seem to learn from our past in some areas.  You know how that old saying goes, right?

So I hope you’ll enjoy this look back at my thoughts on embracing the good the people around you, sharing a smile, and finding ways to rid yourself of the negativity in your life so can embrace everything wonderful about you and those around you.

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Surround Yourself with the Right People

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. This relates to the law of averages, which is the theory that the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes. When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced — whether we like it or not — by those closest to us. It affects our way of thinking, our self-esteem, and our decisions. Of course, everyone is their own person, but research has shown that we’re more affected by our environment than we think.*

Not only in relationships, but that train of thought can apply to virtually any aspect of your personal or professional life. So the challenge then becomes, not only keeping your individuality (which is a podcast for another time) but also if you are influenced by others to any degree, being selective about the people you hang out with becomes paramount.

That is the topic of this Mobile Musing episode, where I reflect back to our chat with Tiffany Toombs, on the power of reframing your limiting beliefs to change your life. During that chat, we talk not only about reframing, and what that is, but also about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. We discuss the importance of enforcing healthy boundaries and being selective about those who are not only in your inner circle but also in acquaintances and other relationship levels.

You may not be able to choose your colleagues, for example, but you can choose how much you own and internalize their comments and how much you allow them to influence your mindsets. If they are a negative influence, if they don’t help you feel encouraged and empowered, then perhaps limiting exposure to them outside of the necessary meetings and such, may be something to consider.

The same goes with friends, of all levels:

  • Do the people you hang out with make you feel good about yourself?
  • Do they help encourage you in a genuine way? Are their comments uplifting?
  • Are they there to listen and validate your struggles, without having to “fix” you or always give advice?
  • Do you truly feel better about yourself when you’re in their company?

These types of questions are at the heart of ensuring that you not only feel inspired and encouraged but safe and supported. Of course, not everyone can live up those standards, and not everyone has the ability to relate to every aspect of your life, so it’s important to have a diverse group that can be there to meet specific needs at any given time. And, in turn, you can be the very best support person for those in your life.

 

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*Source: Business Insider

Interrupting Anxious Thoughts, and Reframing Emotional Reactions

Continuing on with our new Mobile Musings podcast series every Thursday here on Beyond Your Past Radio, I’m sharing some thoughts around the topic of Interrupting Anxious Thoughts.

How do we actually interrupt an anxious thought in the first place; and why is it important to develop this skill? On that note, it is indeed something that needs to be practiced and fostered over time since we are actually retraining our minds to stop using those old, negative, programmed, default responses that no longer serve us. Interrupting anxious thoughts comes in especially handy when you feel like you need to prepare for the worst case scenario all the time; trying to cover all the bases. By interrupting and reframing that thought process, you can greatly reduce anxiety.

What about reframing emotional responses? How does anxiety try and use your emotions against you? One reason is that it loves to live in an emotional mind, making it much easier to gain and keep a hold of us, which ultimately perpetuates the very actions, reactions, and mindsets we are trying to change.

I talk about a current example in my own life, and how anxiety could very easily take a medical challenge I’m facing, and turn it into a worry-fest. An opportunity for me to stay up all night, overthinking, researching, and worrying myself over things I have no control over.

There’s a lot more in store in this episode of our new Mobile Musings series, so be sure and check it out and see what you think. If you’d like to send us a message and tell us what you think, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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Podcast – Mobile Musings – 6 -Give Your Fellow Human A Break

Welcome back to Mobile Musings. This one comes courtesy of a recent drive where I just got inspired to share some thoughts about giving your fellow human being a break.

Put aside the thoughts of judgment and think of what may be really going on in the lives of the people you interact with. The lives of those who you wish would do more for this or that cause. There just might be a reason that someone is the way that they are that particular day.

I hope this episode resonates with you, and if you would be so kind as to share it with someone who might need it too, that would be amazing. We are all survivors together, navigating this healing journey.

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Mobile Musings – 5 – Reward Yourself

This latest episode of Mobile Musings focuses on rewarding yourself. Treat yourself to a little something nice, to show yourself some gratitude and kindness.

Something as simple stopping for an ice cream cone, or a smoothie, or anything that makes you feel good can do wonders for self esteem and self confidence. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but the ongoing gestures of kindness that we show to ourselves can have lasting positive effects.

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Survive-Thrive-Conquer!

Mobile Musings – 4 – Psych yourself up without psyching yourself out.

Welcome back to another Mobile Musings Podcast. This episode is all about encouraging ourselves without psyching ourselves out.

Don’t be afraid to embrace the positives about yourself. Believe in what you’ve done to prepare for a task, trust the process, and then go rock it out! Don’t over think it.

Worry and questioning yourself not only brings you down, and crushes your self confidence but also wastes time.

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Mobile Musings – 3 – Give yourself some props & encouragement

Welcome back to Podcast #3 of Mobile Musings – This short podcast episode is all about being your own cheerleader, giving yourself some credit, and realizing how awesome you really you!

Even when others don’t realize how hard we’ve worked or how much we care, we can make sure that we give ourselves a break and some applause. 🙂

Tips to relax, release stress, feel better, and just generally unwind after a long day.

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Mobile Musings – 2 – Grounding Techniques & Breathing – Tips to Release Stress

Welcome back to Podcast #2 of Mobile Musings – This short podcast is all about grounding techniques and Breathing. Tips to relax, release stress, feel better, and just generally unwind after a long day.

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Mobile Musings – 1 – Take notice of the simple things

This is the first ever Mobile Musings Podcast – These short podcasts will center around:
Things to make you smile, think, stay calm, be happy, be content, and focus on the positive.
These will be recorded, usually, while driving using a hands free device and are intended to just bring you some encouragement, validation, and realization that simple things can make a big difference in your overall attitude in your daily life.

So this first show is Taking Notice of the Simple Things.

Give it a listen and please subscribe, share, and send me your feedback.

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