I wake up in the morning look myself in the mirror and I say nice things to myself. And as I lay to fall asleep, I say nice things about my life It sounds pretty easy, but if you’ve been in the habit of dumping on yourself and being negative, this will be harder than you think. In fact you might be embarrassed at how hard and how awkward you feel.
I have a very active mind, I would consider myself an over thinker. But I have been learning and practicing how to stay in control of the thoughts that I have, to learn from them and to know when to let them go. When I started practicing speaking to myself, it felt weird, sometimes I’ll just start laughing. But I must confess, since I started my life has been much better. My situation didn’t change immediately, by my mood, my response, my emotions changed so much. I’ll look myself in the mirror and say things like “I love my life” “I am fabulous” “Good things are going to happen to me today” “I will be kind today”. I kept saying things I wanted out of my life to myself. And gradually, things started getting better for me.
There is a saying that “To achieve what you want out of life, you must first become the person that achieves it”. But sadly we wait until we have achieved certain things or gotten to a level before we start acting the part. I believe that that is the reverse. We need to act the part first. If you want to be a successful business woman, than act the part. Imagine what this successful business woman that you want to be is like, and become her today, speak her into your life. I want to change the world through my experiences, I want to make people’s lives better, I want to be the person that can inspire people to achieve their dreams and be better, so i become that person today. Through my actions, the way I compose myself, the way I speak, and the way I choose to interact, I become that person.
I want to encourage you to practice speaking to yourself, look yourself in the eye and say nice things about yourself, say nice things about your life, say nice things about your situation. Your words are louder than your thoughts. It’s good to try and think good things about yourself, in fact it is important, but it is more powerful to speak good things. And if you notice your mind wandering to the dark side of negativity, speak up, say good things.