Short and sweet today because I am trying hard to get my life in order. Closing on our new home is T-minus 17 days and I’m completely overwhelmed. In addition, I hate moving. It makes me feel all emotional and anxious. That certainly hasn’t helped with my attitude in general.
I have been reminded these past couple weeks about the importance of seeking to “be the change you want to see”. It’s hard when you are not feeling at your best and I, of course, want people to always feel free to be genuine with people. Being positive doesn’t mean being fake. It means that even when it is hard, when the chips are down, when you’re feeling discouraged, you need to talk positively to and about yourself. When you are too hard up for even that, make sure you surround yourself with people who will do it for you. You need gentle but insistent positivity.
This is important because if you “putting on” your negative self-talk, if you are wearing it around others, people have this pesky habit of assigning how you are feeling to who you ARE. Suddenly, you’ve gone from being a sunny person that’s likeable to cloudy entity that people are apt to blame for all manner of random negative stuff. Ask me how I know. [insert sheepish face here.]
When you are having trouble
You are brave.
You are resilient.
You are beautiful.
You are worthy of love.
You are exactly who you need to be to accomplish what you need to accomplish.
You inspire others.
You have powerful, valuable dreams.
You’re going to be just fine.