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Personal Inventory

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Positivevoice

Do you ever wonder what your emotions signify?

Would you like to understand yourself better?

Would you like to have more control over your emotions?

I've developed a great tool for all of you who just answered YES to one or more of the above questions.

I do, what I call, a Personal Inventory almost every day. I'd like to take you through some steps, so that you can do this for yourself at home.

Why should you do this?

Your body can be compared to a finely tuned machine- every twinge you feel in your body signifies something. When you feel hungry what is your body saying to you? What does this incite you to do? Why is it that when you feel sad, you continue to feel sad? Emotions aren't intended to be acted out; they are your body’s way of pointing you in a new direction. Your emotional sensitivities are one of the greatest blessings. Without them, you would have no direction in your life.

All negative emotions can be identified as fear. Fear has no power in itself. It is only powerful when it is ignored. Indeed, the more you ignore it, the stronger the emotion becomes. By confronting it head on and interpreting the message your body, mind and soul are sending you, you can find peace of mind and an increased sense of self- esteem.

Here's how to interpret your emotions when your heart is feeling heavy or you feel in some way held back:

Ask yourself the following questions. Write down the first things that come into your head, as they are usually the most accurate.

1. How do I feel? *

2. What does this mean?

3. Is there anything I can do to change this?

* If you have listed more than one emotion in response to question 1, repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have considered every emotion listed.

4. Do I have any limiting beliefs here? **

** A limiting belief is a belief which conflicts with your desired result. As long as you have limiting beliefs, your desires will never fully materialise. So, if you feel frustrated and held back, this may well be the reason.

In response to limiting beliefs:

5. Write down your limiting belief- for example: 'I don't have the knowledge or experience to be successful' and then write down a counter argument in the positive 'I have all the knowledge and experience I need to be successful'. Write this down 10 times.

6. Continue to write down this positive statement 10 times each evening before you go to sleep and 10 times each morning after waking up. Do this for 21 days and see how your world transforms around you.

When done regularly, this tool can boost your self confidence and help you to feel more at peace.

Please do email me with your results, as i always love to hear about your successes!

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