Monday, February 27, 2012

Mamavation Monday : Stuck in my Head

For the past three days, I've had a song stuck in my head. At first, I didn't mind. It was an amusing little song and I wasn't doing anything that required my brain to work all that hard on anything else.

This morning, I woke up and the song was gone. I didn't mind because I have 2-3 blog posts that I write on Mondays and it's much easier to write when my mind is clear. Then, I answered my phone and someone..I won't name names though he knows who he is..mentioned the song. It was ok. It still wasn't stuck in my head..yet. Then, I asked him what he thought I ought to write about here because I was drawing a blank. His response? The name of that blasted song. Now, it's stuck in my head on never ending repeat.

Does this ever happen to you? Do you get something stuck in your head and you just can't seem to get rid of it? It happens to me quite a bit. It's not just songs. Sometimes it's a phrase that I hear over and over again. Sadly, that phrase is rarely something positive. It's usually..You can't because ...or Nobody takes you seriously...or What makes you think you can do.... Just like a song on never ending repeat, I hear those words over and over again in my head.

What makes it stop? I do. I've found that after a while, I get tired of the negative voices and I start an internal dialogue that goes something like this:

NV (negative voice): "What makes you think anyone will take you seriously?"
Me: "So what if they don't? They certainly won't if I listen to you and don't even try."
NV: "They're going to laugh at you. You'll be a big joke."
Me: "I'd rather be a joke than an unknown. We all have to start somewhere."
NV: "You should start by realizing this won't work."
Me: "You should start by being quiet. I'm doing this. I can and will do this. If I fail, then I fail. At least I tried. Nothing gets done by doing nothing."
NV: "Fine, but don't say I didn't tell you."
Me: "Fine. Now go away. I have work to do."

Yeah, it's not always the most adult conversations that occur inside my head. That's ok though. What matters is I tell negative me to go take a nap so that I can accomplish what I want to accomplish. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I may not be someone that everybody knows but I'm someone special to some pretty great people. I don't need to be a big name blogger to make a difference. I just need to be me. I just need to take those babysteps to follow my dreams. I can do this and so can you.

3 comments:

Owen's Mom

Oh, yes.. the negative comments in my head can be awful. As bad, but generally worse than a song stuck in my head! There can be no "greatness" without taking risks. The key is to take enough of them and not fear failure. Once failure loses it's grip on us, we become more powerful.

I hope you have a great week and follow your dreams. :)

Sarah M

Great post. I have the negative voices in my head too. I will have to start kicking some negative voice butt too! Thank you :)

MNMSpecial

Glad to see you posting :) I think negative voice is heard in every head. I have one visit me everyone I look in my full length mirror...just outside my shower, yikes! (that was some comedic relief for you, granted lack of sleep & sick baby should be factored in)

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