Dash of Sass: 40 Days to Feeling Good
I’ve realized over these past few weeks (as I’ve been dealing with some challenges) that I’m not very nice to myself. I am kind to others, supportive of others, encouraging to others…but when it comes to myself, I can be really harsh and unforgiving and completely lacking in grace. Examples of negative self talk:
“You look terrible today.”
“You’re so weak. Why does something so stupid bother you?”
“You’re never going to be normal and happy, like everyone else.”
“You’re not where you should be at this age. Why are you so behind the curve?” (Etc etc etc)
I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this type of negative self-talk. As it hit me how mean I can be to myself, it made me really sad…because if a friend came to me who was struggling or in need of advice or support, I would never talk to her the way I talk to myself. About a week ago a dear friend, Caroline, and I decided that we would start working together to defeat our negative self-talk and be more positive in our thoughts, words, and attitudes….and we would hold each other accountable on this journey. Every day we check in with each other with an encouraging quote or verse, or even just a “Day 5! ” (our goal is to do this for 40 days.) And even though we mostly communicate via text, it has been so helpful and so encouraging for me to have this “Buddy System” in place. I encourage you find a friend and partner with them in the same way on this “40 Days to Feeling Good” project 🙂 It will change not only the way you view your life…it will also change the way you view yourself and talk to yourself. Everything we feel, are, do, and become starts in our minds first…so it is VITAL to keep that sacred space positive and nurturing and hopeful and loving. You can even consider me that friend, if you wish. Welcome to Day 1!