Finding Freedom from Perfectionism: Unlocking the 8 signs to a Perfectionist Mindset
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
10M ago
In today's episode, we delve into the fascinating topic of perfectionism and its impact on our lives. I'm your host, Kiara, and I'm excited to share with you the eight signs that indicate you might be caught in a perfectionist mindset. Perfectionism is a belief system that many of us unconsciously adopt, driven by the desire to avoid blame, judgment, and shame. As renowned shame researcher Brene Brown explains, it convinces us that by appearing flawless and flawlessly executing our tasks, we can shield ourselves from the pain of criticism and rejection. Throughout this episode, we'll navigate ..read more
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Ep 78: How to Harness Self-Compassion to Reframe Negative Thoughts
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
10M ago
In today's episode, we delve into the powerful practice of reframing negative thoughts through the lens of self-compassion. It's all too common to judge ourselves harshly and set unrealistic standards, leading to a barrage of negative self-talk when we make mistakes or face failures. But what if we could change that narrative? In this episode, I explore the familiar self-limiting thoughts that plague many of us: "I'm not talented enough." "I'm not smart enough." "I'm not strong enough."  "I'm not good enough." If any of these thoughts resonate with you, then this episode is a must-listen ..read more
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Ep 77: Rewiring Your Thinking with 5 Steps to Reframe Negative Thoughts
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
11M ago
Welcome to today's episode, where we dive into the powerful practice of reframing negative thoughts. Negative thoughts have a way of weighing us down and limiting our potential, but with the right mindset and approach, we can take control and reshape our thought patterns. Join me as we explore the concept of reframing and discover how it goes beyond simply getting rid of negative thoughts. Instead, you will learn how to effectively work with them, challenge their validity, and ultimately transform your perspective. Key Takeaways: Understanding the essence of reframing and its impact on our th ..read more
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Ep 76: How to handle negative feedback & criticism
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
11M ago
In today's episode, we delve into the realm of handling negative feedback and criticism with grace and resilience. We all know how challenging it can be to receive negative feedback, even when it's intended to be constructive. If you're looking to develop healthier and more effective ways to respond to negative feedback, this episode is a must-listen. Reflecting on your past experiences, consider how you typically react to negative feedback. Would you like to change your response in the future? Join me as we explore strategies for handling negative feedback in the moment and beyond. In this ep ..read more
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Ep 73: 3 tips for when you are feeling overwhelmed
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
Overwhelm can be tricky as it often brings about intense emotions.  By definition being emotionally overwhelmed means being completely submerged by your thoughts and emotions about all of life's current problems, to the point where you lack productivity and feel frozen or paralyzed.  Tune into this episode where I talk you through 3 tips to help when you are in the midst of feeling submerged by your thoughts and emotions.  In this episode you will learn: How to focus on feeling your feelings and not avoiding them. Why your daily habits are so important when it comes to overwhel ..read more
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Ep 72: How to go from unmotivated to motivated in less than 2 mins
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
Motivation comes and goes. How easy would it be if we were always motivated to exercise, eat well, work on our business, be social etc! There is so much advice out there about motivation, like putting your alarm on the other side of the bed to force you to get up or leaving your exercise clothes out the night before. The problem with advice like this is it never addresses the underlying emotion as to why you feel unmotivated. Tune into this episode to learn a technique that will help you in those times when you really want to do something but simply don't feel motivated. It will take you less ..read more
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Ep 71: How to navigate feeling disappointed
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
Disappointment is the negative emotion you feel when an outcome doesn't match up to your expectations. Often,  we can feel sadness, frustration, and anger when things don't go according to plan. It can be a challenge to deal with the feelings and emotions that come with disappointment. Tune into this episode where I will talk you through how to navigate these feelings. In this episode you will learn: How to acknowledge your feelings when things don't go accordingly to plan. Healthy ways to let out your emotions. How to keep your brain focused on other options. What to do if you are havin ..read more
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Ep70: Clean Rest Part 2 - Should you rest or push through?
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
When was the last time you asked yourself "should I rest or push through?" Sometimes it can be related to exercise, meeting up with friends, or working on your business. It can be an internal battle as to what the right thing to do at that moment.  Below are the episodes I mention to help you: Episode 32 - The real reason why you are exhausted Episode 37 - Why you must listen to your body Episode 43 - How to exercise in alignment with your hormonal cycle ..read more
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Ep 69: Clean Rest Part 1 - Resting Vs Being Lazy
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
What feelings come up for you if you believe you are resting vs lazy? Firstly, it's important to recognize how important the language you are using is - the word "lazy" has quite a negative association with it.  In this episode, I discuss 3 things to focus on when it comes to resting vs being lazy.  We can be so hard on ourselves and this is what perpetuates the cycle. We all need rest! Our brains need a break. I would love to hear from you if you struggle with the internal battle of feeling guilty when you take a break. Send me a DM on IG @insideouthealthwellness ..read more
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Ep 68: 3 beliefs that are keeping you stuck
Become Your Own Best Friend Podcast
by Kiara Johnson
1y ago
The meaning of beliefs is an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially without proof. What do you believe to be true about yourself? After coaching clients for 5 years, I have noticed the similarities between our beliefs. In this episode, I talk about 3 key beliefs that are keeping you stuck. You will learn how to reframe each belief and investigate them with compassion.  I will also give you some questions to help you explore these beliefs. Previous episodes that will assist are: Episode 35 - Do you feel good enough? Episode 50 - What to do when you are feeling stuck If you ..read more
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