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The Power of our Words

Have you heard the quote "you spend a lot of time inside your head - make it a nice place to be"? If not, now you have! Let's build on that...

I want to talk a little bit about the power of our words. If you were to tell your best friend that they sucked... they were ugly... not smart enough... needed to lose/gain weight... they weren't worth it... do you know what would happen? You wouldn't have a best friend anymore.

So, why then, do so many of us say that kind of stuff to ourselves so easily? For some reason we think it is okay to talk down to ourselves and it's NOT! Let's agree to stop this negative self talk and start being a little nicer. When our head is a positive space - it fosters creativity, growth, and confidence. When we feel better about ourselves we tend to do more things that we like. Doing what we like brings us joy. Being happy is contagious - being around happy people, makes people happy!

I am a big fan of sticky notes. I have the wall in front of my desk covered in reminders, quotes, and little things that make me smile. I also have a white board in my room that I look at every morning before I get out of bed. I wrote down "I am..." statements and I read it out loud. Part of my wants to cringe admitting that, but I really have to work hard at being nice to myself. It is really easy for me to go down that other path - recovering perfectionist over here.

Let's try a few of those "I am..." statements together and if you feel comfortable doing so, comment below with a few of your own. You might inspire someone else! Okay, here goes...

  • I am enough

  • I am worthy

  • I am beautiful

  • I am smart

  • I am successful

  • I am funny

See, that isn't tooooooo bad, right? OK now you try... give me 3:

  • I am __________

  • I am __________

  • I am __________

You've totally got this. Even if it is hard to think of some, or feels weird saying nice stuff about yourself, you'll get used to it the more you practice it.

Challenge: get some sticky notes. write nice things on them. put them on your bathroom mirror, or somewhere you'll see them. read them out loud at least once a day.

Let me know how it goes - I'm rooting for you!


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