As I was talking to a friend the other night, she seemed to be going through a hard time. She was saying all kinds of negative things about herself. I said to her "There are plenty of people in line ready to beat you up - why do you want to be at the front of the line?"
If you think about it, when we go throughout our day, we do all kinds of things. We get ready to leave the house, we design projects, we interact with all kinds of people, we do work, we drop the ball, we praise, we hurt - it's endless.
If you paid attention as you went throughout your day, you may notice how you are speaking to yourself. Sometimes, I bet you can be pretty mean. There are words you say to yourself but probably wouldn't say to anyone else.
It's time to turn that negative volume down. Imagine a volume knob and when you are saying something negative to yourself, turn the volume down. Then, imagine the volume to the positive self talk. Turn up that volume. Replace the negative words with positive words. You are human, you make mistakes. Cut yourself some slack and be gentle with yourself.
You have the power to turn up the powerful positive words in your mind. The more you are supportive of yourself, the more others will be. Your confidence will grow and you will truly shine!
Copyright 2011, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)
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