Explore Your Inside Conversation
Your Personal World of Words
The next section explores the world of your words – that little voice that attempts to make sense of your experience (often called self-talk) and then explain your situation verbally to those around you.
Communication Style Quiz - Part 2
Do any of these statements sound like they might have come from you? Consider what you say on the inside (self-talk) as well as the words you speak aloud. If you really want to know, ask a trusted friend to explore communication style with you. Answer “yes” if the statement sounds like you.
Questions 1 and 2 explore how you explain the use of your resources. Did you answer “yes” here?
Often, what is perceived as a lack of resources is a priority problem in disguise. If you really don’t have the resources you need, of course, the question then becomes how you can obtain them. One thing is sure. Fooling yourself with a lame excuse isn’t going to solve anything.
Questions 3 and 4 explore how you attribute the cause of a problem. Did you answer “yes” here?
Many troubling symptoms are the result of multiple factors. Why not focus on those that you can do something about?
Questions 5 and 6 explore how objective you’re able to be about your own life circumstances. Did you answer “yes” here?
It’s easy to lose perspective. We all do it occasionally. The trick is to regain clarity quickly – before apathy, resignation, and denial take over.
Questions 7 and 8 explore how well you understand your situation and your options. Did you answer “yes” here?
It’s hard to make a good choice when you don’t understand the problem. Without the background you need, it’s easy to get caught up in magical thinking or overlook resources that could help you. A little information, along with the willingness to apply what you learn, goes a long way when it comes to your health.
Questions 9 and 10 explore your vision for your life. Did you answer “yes” here?
Perhaps the most powerful holistic health strategy of all is to create a vision so compelling that you have to stick around to fulfill it!
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