The voice on the left shoulder says you’re going to be okay and urges you to take that chance.
The voice on the right side though is not so sure, calls you a "liar" and challenges your thinking.
But what if I told you that the naysayer is simply the white noise in your head – composed of busy, aimless and empty thoughts?
The white noise reinforces irrational thought processes which are based on ideas, situations and perceptions that aren’t necessarily true. This leads to obsessive thinking, the shoulda-woulda-coulda’s and the what-ifs.
I get it – I’ve been in the spot before.
Lying in bed, trying to get some sleep while a constant, never-ending stream of thought flows through my mind.
As humans, we have a tendency to focus on what’s not working well, questioning ourselves, limiting our beliefs…
In times of the white noise, here’s an empowering question to ask ourselves:
Could there be a silver lining to all this?
Envisioning yourself on the other end of stress can be enormously freeing and refreshing.
I’ve learned through my own white noise episodes that simply re-framing the situation helps diffuse the impact negative thoughts.