Ep.29 Your mind can be your worst enemy [self-awareness]

The Borealis Experience

12-10-2023 • 16 mins

Our thoughts, emotions, and mental processes can sometimes work against us and lead to self-doubt, anxiety, or negative self-perception.

It reflects the importance of mental health and the role our thought patterns and attitudes play in our well-being. Here are a few reasons why this statement holds true:

  1. Overthinking: Excessive rumination and overthinking can lead to anxiety and stress. We often create problems or scenarios in our minds that may not even exist in reality.
  2. Negative Self-Talk: Negative self-talk, where we criticize or belittle ourselves, can erode self-esteem and confidence.
  3. Fear and Worry: Our minds can generate fear and excessive worry, often about future events that may never come to pass.
  4. Perfectionism: Striving for perfection in every aspect of life can lead to unrealistic expectations and self-criticism when we don't meet those expectations.
  5. Rumination on the Past: Repeatedly dwelling on past mistakes or regrets can prevent us from moving forward and finding happiness in the present.
  6. Comparison: Constantly comparing ourselves to others can lead to feelings of inadequacy and envy.
  7. Cognitive Biases: Our minds are susceptible to various cognitive biases, such as confirmation bias or negativity bias, which can distort our perception of reality.

Recognizing that your mind can sometimes work against you is an important step in addressing these issues.

It's essential to practice self-awareness and develop strategies to manage negative thought patterns and emotions.

This may include mindfulness techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, seeking support from a therapist, and adopting a positive and self-compassionate mindset.

Taking care of your mental health and seeking support when needed can help you transform your mind from an enemy into an ally in your life's journey.

With much love


  • How the mind can create negative experiences. 0:02
  • Aurora shares tips on how to overcome negative mindset and create a positive life experience.
  • Managing negative thoughts and self-doubt. 2:52
  • Mindset plays a crucial role in overcoming self-doubt and comparison in business.
  • Self-worth and mindset. 5:53
  • Speaker reflects on how past experiences shape present-day self-perception, leading to inaccurate comparisons with others.
  • Self-awareness and negative thoughts. 9:02
  • Speaker 1 emphasizes the importance of self-awareness in recognizing and managing negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Speaker 1 encourages listeners to observe their thoughts without attaching to them and to question unhelpful comparisons and beliefs.
  • Managing negative thoughts and emotions. 12:06
  • Observe negative thoughts without believing them, detach and focus on the present moment.
  • Transparency and vulnerability in sharing personal struggles can lead to deeper connections and self-awareness.

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