Original Post: March 12, 2015
"Establishing a new self-dialogue is a crucial step toward becoming more self-loving. What you say to yourself unconsciously becomes what you consciously believe about yourself." ~May Cause Miracles
Listen to what you say to yourself throughout the day. Chances are, you're not pumping yourself up, telling yourself how awesome you are. "Go get 'em tiger!! You got this!" I know I go back and forth between positive and negative. "You're totally kicking ass! Ok, dumbass, don't fuck this up!"
The exercise tonight was to look in the mirror and say, "I love you." There was a time when this would have been hard for me, but I've worked really hard in the past 17 months (my time sober) that this was easy. It was easy because I finally believe it. I've put some serious work in to get to where I am and to love who I've become. Have you ever tried this? Look in the mirror, into your eyes, and tell you that you love you? Do you believe it? If not, why? How can we work together to help you find that love for yourself? If you do believe it, what steps have you taken to gain the self-love you have for yourself? Have you read books, gone to therapy, hired a love coach? I'd love to hear your story!
Try this for one day. Listen to what you're saying to yourself throughout the day. When you catch yourself saying anything negative about yourself or someone else, silently say to yourself, "I am love." Retrain your mind to start speaking kindly to yourself and see if your life starts to shift just a bit.