I have voices in my head. Do you? They talk to me all the time. When I have a decision to make, when I have things to remember, when I need to solve a problem... oh my, the chatter is always there. I got to thinking about these "voices" (my, that sounds like I'm a tad off my rocker). I started to realize that sometimes these voices are very helpful, and sometimes... not so much.
This month at Inside Out we're exploring Optimism. What a great opportunity to lay out my "voices" and explore how they affect me. Let's think about this:
Is the chatter in your head more positive or negative? Why do you think that is? What tools, techniques, words and images do you use to remind yourself how strong you can be?
For me, I have a fall-back phrase that I borrowed from an old Nike advertisement, "Just Do It!" When I don't feel like cleaning up the kitchen after a large dinner was cooked, often that voice says to me, "just do it!". When I am hemming and hawing about working out, that phrase will pop up. When I need to approach someone about a difficult topic, after much hesitation, that phrase screams out at me. I think this is a good start for me...I'm totally going to make this a layout!
Hey, how about a design twist to challenge you while you lay it out? How about incorporating a thought bubble?
C'mon, get crafty! Then come on over to the Inside Out gallery and share your layout with us!
And please, someone... someone...tell me you have voices in your head too!