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Are you taking care of your own thoughts and ideas? Self-validation is so important. By validating your own ideas you allow you mind to be who you are meant to be. In the past on The Brighter Side we explored the power of validation where it allows us to accept our feelings, thoughts and experiences. (YYC Xpress Yourself)
Self-validation of your thoughts and emotions can help calm you. When you’re calm, you can effectively manage your thoughts and ideas in a more relaxed way. Self-validation will give you a better understanding of your identity and emotions.
Self-validation is not simple though. You’ll need to be mindful and present to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. This will be an internal experience. To be mindful you must find a quiet space where you can be with your thoughts. Being mindful is to be present in the moment. Start with your breath, breathe in and breathe out. Focus on taking that breath and then releasing it. Listen to your breathing and feel your breathing. You are now mindful in the present moment. By being present you are grounding yourself and listening to your inner true self. This is exactly what you need to validate your thoughts, ideas and emotions. You’ll get better at being mindful the more you do it.
So, why do we need to validate our thoughts, ideas and emotions? Suppressing or ignoring them can build up negative consequences. However if you accept them and understand them you will recognize what makes you happy and what doesn’t, therefore giving you the tools to move in a more positive environment.
After self-validation remember you are in charge of how you want to react to how you are feeling, to what you are thinking and how you want to move forward. If your self-validation puts you in a place of anger or sadness, choose to be present in a calm way to find emotions that can help you move forward in a more positive way. Self-validation is an essential tool you need to understand who you are as a person, and what you need to be the best you.
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