“Begin with the love you have. Love gratefully. This love expands your heart into a greater vessel which can hold yet more love.”—Harold Klemp The Language of Soul
All of us are probably the worst self-critics. I know I am. Did you ever have a conversation with yourself that involve the statements “you should”, “you missed”, or you “screwed up”? The conversations about not being good enough, not looking right, or some other self-inflicted attack?
Give yourself a break. Embrace the failure. The more we realize how mistakes are a part of success and getting things done, the more we will be apt to tackle projects that are big, hairy, and scary. Get yourself out there, write down the things you want to do before you leave this Earth (Bucket List), and start doing them. I think you’ll be amazed by your results.
The more you can accept and love yourself, the more you’ll be able to accept and love others. It all starts and ends with you.
When you wake up tomorrow, start your day by saying something nice to yourself. Start your day counting your blessings. Try this for the upcoming week. I think you, like me, will be surprised by the results, the change in your demeanor, the change in your mood.
Seriously, give this a shot.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Until next time…
Robin Willis said:
I like the exercise of saying something nice to yourself every morning. I’m certainly guilty of the negative self-talk you’re mentioning. In fact, I can’t think of anyone I know who isn’t guilty of it to some degree. However, at the end of the day, the positives far outweigh the negatives….. something brought home by the nightly exercise of acknowledging all the good and pleasant things that have happened over the day, while not giving the less good happenings any energy, before going to sleep.
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Dave Gardner said:
Thanks for visiting Daily Ramblings! It is a good one. I got the idea from the 5-minute journal but continued the practice on my own. It really works! I call it Gratitude and Affirmations and write these out every morning. It’s terrific! Thanks, Robin!