Ready for your kickin’ week, my dears? Jazzed to begin it?
If not, why not? What’s getting in the way? Or is it that your goals are great, and in fact the only issue is… well… you? :)
Yep, I’m smiling as I write. Because the truth is that this is, oh, so human.
You aren’t alone
I love the quote above from Ralph Waldo Emerson for just that reason. It acknowledges that we humans tend toward thought patterns that get in the way of our own sunshine.
To me, that fact means we need lots and lots of self-compassion and self-encouragement as important daily parts of our lives. Regular self-affirmation should be in the mix for each of us.
So, toward your kickin’ week, how about crafting a nurturing mantra that you can jam to as needed in the week ahead? Here’s mine, crafted during a powerful iPEC experience:
I trust in the flow of life
I trust in the flow of life. It’s about shushing the specific negative voices that drive my personal train if I don’t check them. What could do the trick for you, so you aren’t darkening your own doorway?
Get super-curious about internal messages that may be raining on your parade, then craft the perfect comeback and game-changer. Have fun with it!
And explore my post on positive mindset to go deeper into some have-fun strategies.
Meanwhile, keep your comeback to negative self-talk light. Just keep an enjoyable inner convo going throughout the week.
Change the game
Whip out a custom-made mantra when and wherever you really need it. It has zero value just propped up in a pretty frame in your meditation corner waiting for you to have the presence of mind—and time—to stop by.
Rock it on your bathroom mirror, in your pocket, as the screen image on your laptop or smart phone. On the visor of your car. Whatever inspires and energizes you.
Deploy it like serious juju throughout your kickin’ week. And as you do that beautiful inner work, reach out for the expert support you deserve.
Teresa Young wants you living your dream, for real. She coaches by phone, in person in Los Angeles, and via Skype outside the U.S.