Part 1 – which I found very difficult, is writing down 5 things you like about yourself – now you can share or not share, but this is completely up to you. One of the first things I noticed as I started this exercise is all the things I don’t like about myself came flooding into my mind. BLOCK – Anyway – here are my five:
- I am a kind, caring and compassionate person
- I am fun and sometimes funny
- I am a good friend
- 9 out of 10 times I do the right thing
- I do like who I am
Whew – glad that part is over…
Now onto part 2 – I want you to write down 5 things you did right today, the kicker – try to do it as you catch yourself in some negative talk…. For example:
I ate 10 cookies – gosh, I am so disgusting; I have no self-control, no wonder no one… STOP – take a deep breath… now be positive… ok, so I ate 10 cookies, it’s done with – I need to move on and focus on my next meal and get it right – maybe think about how to avoid those darn cookies next time…. Or My pants are getting too tight again, what is wrong with me, why can’t I have more self-control, blah, blah blah – STOP – breath… OK I know why my pants are getting tight – If I don’t like it I should do something about it right? But what … I need to get back on track, make a plan, and take some action ….. etc., etc.
Here is an example of 5 things I did right today…
- I apologized, because I needed to.
- I’ve made my plan for the week
- Completed my video and got blog up
- Corrected some negative talk
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!
Oh and I have to laugh – this video is from 2011 but still relevant to day – so enjoy my shenanigans!!