April 6, 2015
I am always AMAZED on a daily basis how we celebrate and applaud OTHER people’s achievements, success and accomplishments, but notice that we DON’T do that for ourselves!
This past weekend I spent Sunday morning warming up and cheering on over 6,000 women at the She.Is.Beautiful 5k/10k. I was AMAZED at the finish line; when I would say, “YOU ARE AWESOME, GREAT JOB, YOU JUST DID A 5k/10k,” there were an incredible amount of people who looked at me and said, “Well I walked some of it,” or “I was slow.”
Then I would watch them turn to a friend and say, “But YOU did a great job!” “ You’re AMAZING!”
What is that all about? Why do we downplay the AWESOME things we do? Why do we feel the need to put a negative thought with a positive action?
What if we replaced “oh I walked” with “It doesn’t matter how long that took me, I’m going faster than the person who didn’t show up!”
What if we were actually proud of ourselves for getting out of bed, for NOT make excuses and showing up and actually having a good time? What if we ended at that? With positive thoughts about our positive actions? What if there was no BUT after your positive words? What if there was just a PERIOD……WHAT IF?
How many times have you done something great for yourself? You’ve signed up for a race, gotten a promotion or done something nice for your friend or spouse, yet you follow it up with a reason to beat yourself up. I should have gone faster, worked harder or done something differently.
This stops NOW. My challenge for you is to take ONE minute every day for the next 7 days to for YOU – to celebrate and applaud YOUR accomplishments – no matter how big or small. Today is the day you stop downplaying your AWESOMENESS!
1. Every morning start your day with 1 positive thought while you take a minute to stretch.
– Today is going to be a great day
– Today is MY day; I’m going to make it a great one
– Today I will NOT make any excuses
2. Follow your POSITIVE thought with a Deep Cleansing Breath (like this).
I want you to take in the POSITIVE and let go of the NEGATIVE
3. Be Present TODAY.
Realize that TODAY and EVERYDAY is new. You have a choice in what kind of day this will be. So TODAY be your BEST self and take a minute to say GOOD JOB to your one and only SELF.