Post #7

What Is The Only Question That Can Be Answered By Another Question?

This is an exercise in establishing positive reinforcement/self-talk.  Be careful to view this as an important time to be in a quiet and safe environment, with minimal distraction.  Please, write freely and without too much discernment.  Do yourself a favor and be easy on yourself, but also realistic with the answers you give (I’m attempting this myself).

  • What do you like about yourself (could be any behavior, trait, or characteristic)?
  • Now, be very honest with yourself, what are your positive and negative characteristics? Please be objective.
  • What are some things and/or activities that make you feel peaceful (could be anything)?
  • Which of these things could you see yourself doing on a daily basis?

Now, think of your body as a scale.  One side holds negative thoughts, the other side holds positive thoughts.  When something you care about is out of balance, what do you do?  Try to rebalance it, right?  So, little by little, day by day, make it your job to practice positive reinforcement in the form of doing healthy activities that are pleasurable to you.   After all, this is part of what makes you you, an individual, worthy of loving and being loved.   You can ask yourself, “What is the only question that can be answered by another question?”  Why.  Why are you helping yourself?  Why are you feeling the way you’re feeling?  These are all valid questions.


Published by: rhythmoftime

I love to write, cook, and take photos. As an INFP personality type, I truly care about others and my values. I'm a fraternal twin, have two older brothers, and I served in AmeriCorps. I love my family and my boyfriend. They rock! For years, I collaborated online with Stuart Armitage (UK). Our band, The Lyre Effect, released several albums, though we never met in person. Additionally, I've written a novel, novella, poetry book, and children's book series. Being into the visual arts from a young age, I've had my artwork featured in several gallery exhibits, enjoyed providing assistance on music video sets, as well as acted in and co-directed a few short films. Playing piano and singing are also passions of mine (wrote my first song and poem when I was 9 years old). Currently, I'm part of the writing group, Lead Us Ink, and published my first poetry book in 2015. In this technological age, I think it's important to share the written word, something that will always be sacred and personal. I hope this blog will help me to connect more with others, and I look forward to networking with readers like you. I want to find out about new music, interesting articles, and artwork. So, please, reach out to me. I might even have some good suggestions for you. Take care, and happy reading!

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