One of the best things we can do for the self is LISTEN.
Many abused adult children are so afraid of feeling invisible, that often we over-share and over-talk when in the company of others. One of the ways we can PRACTICE loving the self, is by refusing to offer words that are unintentional and inauthentic and instead, choose words more mindfully.
When we QUIET the mind, we can not only hear others but we can also hear the SELF.
As healing adults, we can forget that within us still resides a child that just wants to feel seen, like they matter, and as if what they have to say is important. We can get all excited when we are around others and feel the chance to share, and that is alright, as long as we are aware of our intentions.
When our intentions are to be in the moment, we lose our need to control how people see us and we are more able to show up in an authentic way for ourselves as well as for others.
This weekend, love yourself by refusing to over-share and instead, see if you can become more mindful of how fully present you are for those you come in contact with. Remind your inner child that you are enough and that you have nothing to prove.
You just might be amazed at what you hear.
Have you ever over-shared and then wished you hadn’t?
How might practicing listening help you fall more in love with the self?
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