TOP TEN WAYS TO GET OVER YOURSELF

1. Surround yourself with inspiration. – Quotes, colors, pictures, books. Keep your inspiration visible. In those moments when you are thinking, what’s the point and who am I trying to kid, spend time with the things and ideas that will pull you out of your slump. They will remind you that there is a larger picture and you are an important part of it.

2. Don’t hide from what you are feeling. Acknowledge it, feel it, then move on. We spend a lot of time shutting ourselves off from our feelings. This is an energy drain. It will sap the life right out of you. By acknowledging these feelings, we can get over them quicker. Fear, inadequacy and frustration are normal when you are trying to do something new or grand. It didn’t stop any of our heroes from moving forward. The only thing different about them was that they did it anyway.

3. Examine your family and cultural beliefs around change and greatness. Are they realistic now? Do they serve you? What childhood messages are still playing over and over again in your mind about greatness? When you become aware of the messages you can let go of them.

4. Shift from worrying about the end result to enjoying the process. When our mind is thinking about the future, it scatters our focus. By bringing yourself back to the present moment, you can focus on what you are doing. Not only that, but you will begin to enjoy what is happening. You can’t know what the future will bring; you can only control the moment.

5. Spend time in the “Right Room.” We all have natural strengths and talents. Rather than spending all of your time trying to get better at the areas that you are weak, spend time in areas where you excel, where your natural abilities have a chance to shine. If you are a good dancer – dance, ball player – play ball, listener – listen to others. By making time for your strengths, you will be more able to cope with those places that you feel that you are weak.

6. Do something just for the joy of it! Joy is a gift that we give ourselves. Sometimes others will make us joyful, but if they aren’t there is no reason that you can’t do it for yourself. Doing something for the joy of it will break the pattern of struggle. Be your own best friend.

7. Learn all you can about what you are trying to do. Spend time with people who are more knowledgeable. Ask questions. People love to teach and to mentor. When you spend time with people who know more than you, it gives you the momentum you need to move forward. It is a form of inspiration. You will find that the more you learn, the more you will want to learn.

8. Take good care of yourself. Healthy eating and exercise will help to maintain the energy you will need to be great. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. If you are thirsty, drink, if you are hungry eat, if you are tired, rest. Honor your self.

9. Put language around your experience. Talk about it with someone you feel safe with, journal about it. The word is powerful. There is a communications theory that suggests that we cannot fully experience something until we can language it. Julia Cameron’s morning pages are a wonderful way to start the day.

10. Do something creative. Creation is where God lives. Now understand it is not necessary to do it well. You don’t have to be the next Picasso. It is about just doing it.

Author's Bio: 

Denise is a Life Coach and author of the e-book Attributes of a Goddess.