I’m back with your task of the day, and guess what? No writing. Today’s challenge is insanely easy…
No Background Noise.
Today, as you drive around and in the quiet moments of the day, keep your radio off. Keep background noise off. Sit in silence. If you are anything like me, you have a constant stream of Netflix, podcasts or audiobooks in the background to entertain you. Today, be entertained by your own thoughts. Start getting comfortable focusing on what is on your mind.
Warning: When you do this on your commute you are going to feel really weird. It is going to seem very awkward. You may feel exposed; you may see things you have never seen before. Don’t worry – that’s normal. We are only doing this for one day, embrace the awkward.
One of the perks of this blog is that it has really helped me work out a few things on my own. It allows me to ask questions and try to sit with my thoughts to determine the answers. I notice when I am writing my blog, I cannot have the omnipresent noise playing in the background. I need to hear my own thoughts.
I think a lot about how to define and figure out this whole self trust thing.
I know what you are thinking: ‘Uh, Ashley. Aren’t you providing us this challenge so we can find self trust?’
Yes – and I am doing the challenges right along with you. I am trying to trust myself more. I am trying to feel more confident in my decisions. I am trying to trust that I can make it through any success or failure that enter my life. I am trying not to need so much external validation when I make important decisions.
So I would love to hear from you. How would you define self trust? And, what did you think about on your morning/evening commute and car rides?