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I'm Annie Croner of WholeAssistant.com and on this season of The Whole Assistant Show, we're exploring simple mindset shifts that can have a huge impact when it comes to overcoming our limitations and limiting beliefs. Oftentimes we assume our thoughts are true without any further exploration or consideration for whether or not those thoughts are serving us. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you strategies to gain self-awareness in order to better manage your mind and create the outcomes you want.
The first strategy is to get our thoughts out on paper. So my coach, Brooke Castillo, I'm part of her coaching program, she talks about writing thought downloads, and I love this process and I made it a part of my morning routine. And getting my thoughts out on paper does a lot of things for me. First of all, I have no idea what's going on up here until I start writing my thoughts and then seeing them externalized can be very, very powerful and nothing brings more self-awareness to what we're thinking than this process of actually externalizing them and looking at them and reading them. Have you ever tried externalizing your thoughts by writing them? If so, I want to hear about it. Please leave a comment in the comment section below.
The second strategy I have for managing our minds through increased self-awareness is to watch for what I like to refer to as the sticky points. Watch for those thoughts or those situations that come up that just are a little bit charged and then ask yourself what your thoughts are about those things. Actually, you can do a thought download specific to that if you want to. I find for me that when I get defensive, that is a red flag for me. That's an opportunity for me to examine internally what's going on for myself and to get really, really curious. And I love this because it actually helps me bring to the surface what it is I'm actually thinking. And then I can decide whether or not that thought is actually serving me, or if I want to trade up for another thought.
Now you have two solid strategies for managing your mind through increased self-awareness. This video is short and sweet and to the point, I hope you've enjoyed it. If you're interested in avoiding burnout and developing better self-care strategies, please check out my free mini masterclass, Three Steps To Beautifully Banished Burnout, the link is below. To continue this discussion and receive support from your fellow assistants and administrative professionals, please head on over to facebook.com/groups/WholeAssistant to join our assistants only community. If you liked this video, please let me know by hitting the like button below. Also, be sure to share this video with your fellow administrative professionals and assistants. And last but not least, if this video has helped you in any way, I want to know about it, so please leave a comment below sharing how.
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