“You SHOULD WATCH your own videos,” so I’ve been told.
Funny, how that’s a phrase I don’t expect to hear… yet hear it anyway. And I won’t deny it—at times, I really do NEED to watch my own videos. Why? Because I’m just as human as you are. And as an un-celestial being with only the epiphanies the human mind could ever comprehend, the next best thing I can do for myself is ‘preach to myself’.
Yes, preach to myself. Heck, you do it too!
Every time you coax yourself, reason your actions, and attempt to make yourself feel better, you’re preaching to yourself. Alas, some of our ‘sermons’ are more self-deprecating than edifying. In fact, we have a knack of boasting the torments of hell more than the glory of heaven.
But why do we do that? I’m sure there’s some psychological reasoning but that’s not why I’m writing this today. The purpose of this is to remind both YOU and MYSELF that more than the words others speak into our lives, our own words have a GREATER EFFECT on us.
We preach to ourselves daily. We tell ourselves what we can and cannot do. We decide how to think and feel. And, more so during this season in quarantine—adjusting to and embracing the ‘new normal’—we speak to ourselves more than we speak to others.
So the next time you hear a little negativity in your own voice, switch the channel. Preach only what is uplifting and listen only to what is true! Choose to be a voice of encouragement to yourself because… trust me, it makes a difference.
Oh, hey there!
I just want to check in on how everyone is doing!
Are you still keeping up with your workouts? Have you tried making Dalgona coffee? What Netflix series would you recommend? Have you completed any good books recently?
In a time of uncertainty, let’s continue to look on the bright side—seizing every opportunity of the time that we have to reconnect with family and friends, explore new hobbies, and work on our passions. Let’s also refrain from sharing negative news but uplifting content instead. After all, isn’t our social media already filled with COVID-19? We need more positivity, guys!
With that said, don’t ever forget that we’re all in this together. You’re not alone, okay! So stay strong, and don’t be afraid to reach out if you’re feeling down.
Keep fighting, my fellow dreamers! Stay safe, rest well, and believe that we will all come out of this… victoriously!
Yours truly, Jeyna 💖