Do you know what “Head Trash” is? You got it! It’s that inner voice of yours that is continually whispering negative messages into your ear. Your inner voice talks to you in a way you would never talk to another human being. It is mean and rude and leaves you feeling bad about yourself. If that wasn’t bad enough, your Head Trash also affects your business. Your business can only be as successful as you will allow it. Your critical Head Trash limits your success and only allows you to play small.
Adults with ADHD are usually extra critical of themselves and their achievements. This stems from years of not measuring up to what society deems as “normal”, and because ADDers are very creative and have active minds. Being creative and having an active mind can be very good in many situations, but when it comes to Head Trash, that’s a lethal combination.
Here’s a 5-step process to get rid of your Head Trash!
1) Notice what your head trash is
What are the common messages? You will probably notice 3-5 themes. Such as “I am lazy,” “I never finish what I start,” or “I am bad with money.”
2) Expose it
Head Trash hates the truth! Write the themes out and then assess if there is any truth to them. Are you really lazy or is that something that you were told as a child and you have continued saying it to yourself?
3) Speak to a loving friend
Next, speak to a kind supportive friend or family member and share your Head Trash with them. Usually the person is horrified that you would think of yourself like this. This is very validating.
Think of a short phrase that you can repeat to yourself whenever your Head Trash pops up. Head Trash doesn’t like rational thinking and will soon stop bothering you if you become rational!
5) Enjoy the benefits!
Once your Head Trash is exposed and met head-on, you will start to feel more positive about yourself. Other positive things people report are feeling happier, being more physically energetic, and having an increase in business!