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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

DOWN with flagellations, UP with congratulations!

DOWN with flagellations, UP with congratulations!

Okay, I know . . . it sounds like sappy stuff from a Hallmark Card.  But think about it – how many people do you know who are feeling even more overwhelmed and anxious now than we were before Covid?  And I hear friends and colleagues (and myself) being so hard on ourselves.  

I attended a thought-provoking webinar last week by Alisha Noterman and Lisa Sandoval of Dynamic Therapy Solutions / Educate4.  Among many topics, they discussed the importance of having a positive mindset.  Of course.  But the way they shared this really got me thinking.  We all need to engage in more positive self-talk, and just give ourselves a bit of a break sometimes.  This morning, this quick reminder came to me, so I made it into a meme.

I'm not saying not to worry about what we're not getting done, but to also increase our acknowledgement of all that we are accomplishing.  This verbal reminder came to me this morning as I was going over my To-Do-Today list (which happens multiple times each day).  I have a color-coded system based on urgency.  I realized that I have been feeling completely unsuccessful but when I looked at all of the items that went from GREEN (GO - do it NOW!) to √ (checked off), I stopped for a minute to give myself accolades.  Voila, a meme is born!!

Hope this helps you be a little nicer to yourself.  I think we can all accomplish more if we treat ourselves a bit better!