What do your thoughts “speak” to you about who you are? Does your inner dialogue create roadblocks for your journey?
For years I had this internal voice that seemed to “disqualify” new endeavors. Graduating college, obtaining my Masters’ Degree, great job, great friends did not seem to overpower the feeling of the dark shadow in the corner waiting until I messed it all up. When I was pregnant with my son, due a whole different story for another day, we decided I would leave my job and stay at home with him. It was a great decision.
Great decisions do not always follow the feeling of greatness. Emotions are not an indicator of a good plan. That dark shadow can be in the background looking to invalid even the best laid plans.
What does your inner voice echo in your ear?
I will never be good enough….pretty enough….fit enough…smart enough…
You are ENOUGH!
Has your voice prevented you from picking your ONE THING for this 30 journey? Remember it is a journey. Finding the daily changes and adjustments to make a good habit replace the unhealthy one. It is not a goal of perfection. I hope we all learn along the way what can help us to change our perspective on our ONE THING.
If you are stuck by the inner voice in your ear….let’s make that our 30 journey. Here are some beginning steps to quiet the voice.
Write down the opposite of what your voice tells you.
For example, if you feel disqualified, unfit, unworthy, have a trusted friend or spouse help you find the opposite that fits what truly represents YOU. I AM QUALIFIED. I AM ENOUGH. I AM BEAUTIFUL.
Go do this now. Do not wait. It is not a well-I-will-think-about-it task. It is do it now, whatever first comes to mind when you started ready – write that down. NOW.
Pick a mirror or other glass door in your house that you pass by every day.
Write down your new phrase on your mirror. So many places have window markers. Kids love this part. It is never too early to start this with your kids, especially daughters. I use Crayola Markers. You can get them here.
Speak your truth every day for the next 30 days.
Each day, as you pass the mirror or door, speak your truth out loud. This is an important part. If you get your kids involved they will not let you forget. Say it loud. Say it even when you do not feel like it is the truth. Do it without judgement, thought, or rationalization. We do not have to wait until we attain perfection. Our truth is now. Our story is valid. You are enough!
So now you know your ONE THING. Go to it. Enlist a friend or a spouse if you really are stuck on your truth phrase. As we take this journey together over the next 30 days, you may not believe it now. You do not need to believe it to say it. Just say it every day.
Share your pictures of what you write on your mirror if you are comfortable sharing. I have posted several on our Facebook and Instagram for you to see.
The journey begins.