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Use These 3 Simple Thought Reframes To Be Kinder to Yourself This Week

Chronic Evolution Issue 22

Hello! 👋 

Welcome to Issue 22 of the weekly Chronic Evolution newsletter, where I share mindfulness tips, tricks, and anecdotes to help you evolve your mindset in 5 minutes or less.

Let’s get right into it.

Use These 3 Simple Thought Reframes To Be Kinder to Yourself This Week

Do you spend more time talking to yourself than to others?

Some people do (🙋), and self-talk has even been associated with lower levels of psychological distress.

But self-talk holds the power to help or hinder, depending on which way your thoughts turn. Luckily, your thoughts are one of the very few things in this world that you have complete control over. That means you – and you alone – get to decide which way to respond to all that comes your way in life.

As we head into a new week, here are three thought reframes to ponder or journal on.

1. I suck at [blank] → I’m learning how to [blank]

How many times have you told yourself you’re just not good at something? My best friend spent her whole adult life telling herself she wasn’t a runner. Last week she told me she signed up for a running group because she didn’t want to avoid running anymore. I’m so damn proud of her for breaking out of her comfort zone like that. She’s giving herself permission to be bad at something and do it anyway, without judgment. Permission to learn. That’s a lesson you can take with you across any aspect of your life.

2. I’m so unproductive → My body and mind need rest

Self-care was not designed to fill up our batteries in order for us to be working once more at maximum capacity. You don’t need to deplete yourself to “earn” your rest. Give yourself the gift of relaxation in whatever way is possible for you. Your purpose on earth is not to be productive – it’s simply to feel joy and inspire it in those around you.

3. I don’t have time to [blank] → I’m choosing not to prioritize [blank]

Ouch, this one hurts. When I started telling myself that I was choosing not to prioritize my health by failing to move my body every day, it wasn’t an easy pill to swallow. I wanted to blame my busy work schedule or my lack of expensive gym equipment. But at the end of the day, that blame rested with me. Once I recognized that, I was empowered to change it.

I encourage you to try out these thoughts and see how they feel. Are you struggling with a particular intrusive thought at the moment? Hit reply and tell me about it. I’ll do my best to work with you to come up with a reframe.

To your chronic evolution,


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