When it’s OK to lie to yourself
Sometimes it is OK to lie!
You may have been brought up being told the opposite, so when is it OK to lie? It’s when you lie to yourself.
Before I explain, here’s a caveat: lying to yourself to enable denial of something you really need to deal with will simply come back one day to bite you on your derrière. So, don’t; it’s just not worth it.
But here’s the good bit: your brain believes the words and pictures you tell it. This means you can use your lies for your benefit.
For example, instead of saying, ‘I am useless, forgetful, stupid, weak and unable to attract clients’, tell your mind, ‘I am enough, I have a phenomenal memory and brilliant skills, I am strong and I can attract the clients I need’.
Do this several times a day, until it becomes your new truth. Remember: you are amazing.[This is part of an article I wrote for the Jersey Evening Post on 10 June 2020.]