Here’s the real truth and nothing but the truth..
I have sat down at my computer numerous times to write a post and nothing has come up.. I have tried to think of something funny to say but it only feels forced.. I have googled what to talk about but all I get are blogs that I compare myself with so I close my computer and sulk a little bit that I am not caught up for this.
Isn’t it amazing how the mind automatically goes to the negative? You can’t think of something to write – you think your stupid & need a brain scan. Guy doesn’t text – you think you’re not good enough. Eat one bad thing – you think you’re fat.
Why do these thoughts occur? Where did the negativity begin?
As a dance teacher and being around kids all the time I try to help them think in the most positive mindsets in hopes that when they become adults they have had this mind training to push out the negative and bring in more positive.
Yes we all have days! But why not try to be the nicest/most positive to yourself as often as you can!
I was listening to my favourite podcast Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder the other day, a Q&A with Evans which had a great section about this topic. They made a few great points but this one really stuck with me… ‘If you make it a real practice it’s so much easier – even if you say 3 nice things that happened in that day’. I recommend checking out this episode; it’s quick, light and will get you laughing. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/earn-your-happy/id1087926635?i=1000437494801
It’s a simple question.. How can I be nicer to myself?
- Notice when you’re putting yourself down, change it with a positive affirmation
- Wake up & go to bed with gratitude (even for the littlest things)
- Journal; write about how you are feeling, goals, gratitude, whatever you need to get off your chest!
- Look at yourself in the mirror and smile back!
- Use positive affirmations (I AM) every day – write them where you can see them or use a timer on your phone
- Listen to Self Loving music – dance it out!
It is a daily practice to get out of your head.
“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”
― Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
It’s time to become our higher selves!
Until next time xo. Shan