Today I’ve got a short, simple, amazing exercise – won’t take long at all.
TODAY I want you to do 20 burpees….
(or squats or anything you want – and I’ll be right there doing 20 burpees with you) and dedicate each one to something about yourself you’re proud of, that you love about yourself or that you would like to be complimented on.
It’s easy. Just do it with me….and do some burpees too because integrating movement and thought always promotes extra positive ACTION…and moving our body moves energy!
Yet many of us are so hard on ourselves and find it difficult to say good things about ourselves.
A lot of us don’t notice how much negative chatter is going on in our brains and when we listen to this chatter (subconsciously it’s playing like a record on repeat in the background) we internalize it as truth and that can really affect how we feel about ourselves.
What are you saying to yourself on a daily basis?
What do you tell yourself when you succeed?
When you make a mistake?
If you notice that you’re not being kind to yourself, it’s time for that to change!
If you think about all the random thoughts that just pop up throughout the day that can make you unhappy, why not actively choose to think of some good ones?
Our thoughts create reality! Be it negative or positive, so be sure it’s a positive thought!
The intention is to make positive changes in your lifestyle that lead to a stronger, healthier you.
I just turned 51 and I’ve never felt better and I really owe this to my disciplined self-care practices and my strong belief that I am aging in reverse and that I’m worthy of everything and more!
But I wasn’t always feeling this way.
When I was in my early 40s I hit a period of time when I was struggling to be happy. From the outside I looked like I had it all together, but from the inside I was experiencing the complete opposite. I felt like I was always in flight or fight mode and I was dealing with (or not dealing with) many issues in my life with relationships and money…and then to top it off I was involved in a car accident that led to a serious back injury.
Emotionally and mentally I was a mess, burnt out, exhausted, I was scared, worried about everything and feared the worst and physically, I was in pain all the time. After months of not healing physically, I finally had a breakdown which led me to my breakthrough…
I started to do the inner work and I realized that my thoughts were telling my mind and my body that I couldn’t get better and that I wasn’t good enough and deserving enough… AND I was subconsciously believing it all to be true about myself. Which of course, none of it was true!
My negative thoughts were holding power over me. I had to change the story of what I was telling myself and stop the negative self-chatter.
So I made an important shift in the way I was thinking and I healed my life and my back.
And so I share with you the 3rd game changing “Fill Up Your Cup” tip…
Practice Positive Self Talk
Positive affirmations help you change negative thinking patterns and replace them with positive thinking patterns simply by rewiring your brain.
Pay attention to your thoughts.
What we focus on expands.
Remember in order to share love with someone else, you must love yourself first. You’ve got to become your biggest cheerleader. Become your own Best Friend.
You are so incredibly beautiful and unique and exactly where you need to be right now.
Be the best version of yourself, whatever that means to you, and don’t hold yourself back from happiness because you think you’re less than.
To help you with this you can start your day with Positive Affirmations.
Here a few to help you get started
I choose to do and say kind things about myself.
I am perfect and complete just the way I am.
I love my body and what it can do for me.
I am strong and beautiful.
I have the power to change my life.
I love myself.
Do you use affirmations? I’d love to know.
Feel free to reply to this email directly if you feel called to share more personally with me. And share this email with friends if that resonates with you.
PS. In case you need some inspiration for doing burpees, you can check out my video here
For a Stronger, Healthier YOU.