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Getting Out Of My Head

Updated: Oct 26, 2021



Doing lots of self-reflection lately and I am determined to get out of my own head and get back to disciplining myself in as many areas as possible. I have recently devoted myself to a daily structured biblical study which is causing a transformation in me that I am grateful for. I had been down on myself because I did a phenomenal job at losing a lot of weight and then…….. Somehow I allowed myself to slip back into old habits, but GOD. I am grateful that we serve a GOD of second chances, as my husband said you did it before you can do it again and so the journey continues. This is truly MY life’s journey, this issue stops with me and shall not be passed on. Getting out of my head is part of this journey. Self-sabotage is something that I thought I had conquered but am now realizing that I must remain vigilant against it. With that being said I am returning to the basics and thought I would share with you all. The basics for me is staying focused on Christ and not allowing myself to get too comfortable and following some practical tips with reminding myself that my future self and happiness will thank me for it. In fact, that’s exactly what I say to myself, positive self-talk is imperative.

  1. Remove temptations. Self control is often easiest when sticking to the old saying, “out of sight, out of mind.” ...

  2. Eat regularly and healthily. ...

  3. Don't wait for it to “feel right.” ...

  4. Schedule breaks, treats, and rewards for yourself. ...

  5. Forgive yourself and move forward.

One of the most fundamental mental toughness tools that we can use is to activate our creative genius. One of our greatest attributes as humans is our creativity. Each one of us is infinitely creative, and that creativity can be activated or deactivated. Our emotional state is what will determine if we activate or deactivate our creativity. An undisciplined mind is not capable of managing emotions from moment to moment and is usually vulnerable to circumstances. The undisciplined mind reacts to challenges with fear (or any of its derivatives, like anger), which in turn deactivates creativity. The results of creativity being deactivated is that, we are significantly less capable of manifesting desired outcomes, and we often have to work 10 times harder. On the other hand, a disciplined mind is capable of creating the emotional states that activate creative genius (enthusiasm, confidence, competence, compassion, and energized curiosity, for example), and therefore is significantly more capable of creating success and doing so with much less effort. Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT) Pressing toward the Goal 12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Dear Lord, help us to know ourselves. Teach us to recognize our weaknesses and work to walk in holiness. Let us repent, and follow you in all things. Thank you for your everlasting grace and mercy toward us when we need it most. Help us to trust you with our lives. In Jesus' Name, Amen. In HIS Loving Service, Afua R. Jones

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