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Updated: Dec 8, 2018

Mindful Monday

Imagine, even if just for a brief moment, what it would be like if we obsessed over the things we love about ourselves? Not the things we dislike, but the things we love! 


I’ll go simpler...


Imagine, even if just for a brief moment, what it would be like if we simply ‘thought’ about what we love about ourselves? Obsessing, ok, that could be a challenge. But what about thinking? Just thinking. Seems simple enough. Right? 


Right. 


I’ll start - what do I love about myself...hmmmm, well.....err.....umm....gosh...grrrr...


Not so simple. ☹️


Yet, if I have to think, or talk, or obsess about the things I don’t like about myself I could easily start.


Don’t like, easy. Like, hard. And I know I’m not the only one.


The world is full of people who obsess over what they dislike about themselves. Industries have been built on this premise. Online forums are full of these people. You’re most likely doing it right now - thinking about something you don’t like about yourself, over and over.


Why does this matter?


Because, no matter what you think about yourself, you are right. Do you think you have fat thighs? You’re right. Do you think you are not pretty? You’re right! Think your not ___ enough (full in the blank with anything that comes to mind - good, capable, smart, talented) - yep, right again. 


Here’s the issue with this pattern of thinking.  What we think creates the way we feel. And the way we feel creates our energy. Our energy creates our vibe.  And our vibe attracts our tribe. 


Basically, I believe, what you think ultimately attracts the people and circumstances that appear around you. Positive attracts positive; negative attracts negative. 


So let’s reframe our thinking - I am smart enough, and I am learning more everyday. I have strong thighs to help me walk through this world. And I am ___ enough (fill in the blank) because I am smarter and stronger than I give myself credit for. 


So, let me begin this exercise again.


What do I love about myself? I love that I am nearly 6 feet tall, it makes me stand out in the crowd. I love that my hair is going grey, they are wisps of silver glitter in my beautiful hair. And I love my wit, it allows me to laugh at any comments or jokes about my height or grey hair! Ha!! See what I did there?


So for today - pick 3 things you love about yourself and obsess over them. Obsess!! Really obsess!! 

Really. 


Tomorrow pick 3 more.

I’d love to know how this works for you.


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