Hello, I'm Charlie.
Welcome to my PMA blog! I will be sharing with you many positive
affirmations- which I try to use on a daily basis- as
well as techniques and strategies that I find useful to help me relax
and unwind. Before I start, I wanted to share with you a little bit
about myself and why I decided to create this 'PMA' blog.
From a young age I
competed in many sporting events and also took part in music
concerts aswel as taking practical examinations. When I was Seven, whilst on the
way to my Grade 1 piano exam, I remember experiencing a strange feeling
in my tummy. I mentioned this to my dad and he told me I had 'butterflies'
because I was nervous. And so begun the start of this regular feeling
everytime I partook in some kind of competitive sporting or musical
event. Alongside my 'butterflies' I also started experiencing something
else; 'Negative self-talk'. This included phrases such as 'you're not good
enough', 'everyone else will be better than you', and 'you won't be able to do it'.
I was very aware of this 'Negative self-talk' throughout my
school years and the one phrase that kept me going time and time again
was; 'Postive, Mental, Attitude' (which my dad had taught me before my
first cross-country race)! I shared this phrase as much as I could with my friends and gained a
reputation for being very positive.
However, just like you I still
suffer from 'Negative self-talk', and there are times where I doubt
myself and spend too much energy comparing myself to others. Over the
years i've tried to digest the wise words of inspirational people like
Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Dale Carnegie and Susan Jeffers but there are still times where I have the tendency to listen to my 'Negative self-talk'
voice. I'm only human right? But I truly believe that with practice we
can all calm this 'Negative voice'. Realistically, I don't think it will ever go away completely
but we can learn to be aware of it and learn how to mute it and not let
it take control of us.