Tip #53: Write a collection of quotes that inspire, motivate or bring joy to you.
The why: “Words are our greatest source of magic” – Albus Dumbledore.
Words have a kind of power to them.
Words have brought down governments, dismembered entire empires, have stopped wars, created life, and have hopefully helped people overcome their anxiety (hint hint).
But just as words have the power to do incredible good in this world, so they have the power to be destructive.
Never underestimate the power of words.
Ask yourself a question: “What kind of words do I surround myself with?”
When you have anxiety, many of the words that pop up in your thought process are negative:
“I don’t know if I’m good enough.”
“They probably hate me for this minuscule minute mistake I made.”
“I’ll mess it up, I always mess things up.”
To help combat the destructive force of words, write a list of all the quotes that inspire you and encourage you and carry the list with you.
This means that if you’re ever feeling yourself being dragged into a negative spin cycle, you can bring up the list from your phone, or your journal, or even get it tattooed to your forehead (though depending on your pain threshold and the size of your forehead this may not be such a great idea), and sprinkle some positive thoughts into your mind!