JUDGEMENTAL THOUGHTS THAT ATTACH A PERMANENT LABEL TO YOU PERMIT NO ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. HENCE,LOOKING PAST LABELS NUMBERS ONE FOR EFFECTIVENESS.
When we hurry through our day and make decisions at the same time, we often discover that our decisions take on the colour of ineffectiveness. In our hurry, we lose awareness of the unconstructive labels and definitions that often rule our judgements and decisions. On account of that, we fail to put ourselves in the right frame of mind that motivates us to challenge the limiting labels and embrace our Wholeness. Looking past labels means logically challenging the limited definitions of ourselves, opening ourselves to tantalising possibilities and gaining ground for effectiveness.
It is a good practice to set aside a 15-minute period each day for problem-solving. Turning off your phone and computer and taking some time to think, are great ways of freeing your decisions from encumbering thoughts and emotions, and looking past labels that hamper us.
Our thoughts trigger the production of chemicals in our brains. To continue with, a good purpose is associated with life-giving chemicals; and an unconstructive purpose, stress chemicals. The chemicals spark off reactions felt throughout our bodies. Of a truth, how we think influences how we feel. Hence, the labels we foist on ourselves affects our general well-being. Developing a habit of practicing thoughts that uplift our spirits, thoughts of gratitude, solidifies the reality of looking past labels that impedes us.
Our self-talk, the internal voice inside our head, can flare up emotions on to the surface, suppress, intensify and prolong any emotional experience. Our thoughts can ratchet up or down any rush of emotion. Controlling our self-talk, keeping ourselves focused on the right things, helps us to manage our emotions effectively. Doing so squares with looking past labels.
You can see up to a horizon of effectiveness by replacing statements like I always or I never with just this time or sometimes. To stop magnifying your problems and beating yourself down with negative labels, consciously tell yourself that your actions are unique to the situation at hand. Work to keep past labels in the past. Carrying them over to the future makes no meaning. The idea to tell yourself that you are not a failure simply because you failed sometime in the past makes good sense here. Also, it helps to get in the good of looking past labels.
Stick at substituting Judgmental statements like I’m an incompetent idiot with factual ones like I made a mistake. Thoughts that attach a permanent label to you permit no room for improvement. Factual statements are objective, situational and engender change.
Accept responsibility for your actions and carry no one else’s burden.