Beautiful, authentic, empowered creatures that are put on this earth perfect. They believe it.
From the day they enter the world, babies are told how clever, beautiful and smart they are.
They learn to perform for the plaudits and the encouragement.
Think about how you speak to a child, one who looks at the world full of wonder. Every day presents the biggest adventure to learn to develop and to celebrate. You encourage, celebrate and help them to develop.
Think about how your self- talk is less than encouraging to the biggest influence in your life. Yes YOU!
At what point does every day stop becoming our biggest adventure?
At what point do we allow the inner critic take over and become our driving force?
How do you speak to yourself?
Do you nurture.
- Self Belief
- Fun Passion
Or do you feed
Today is all about checking oneself. Give yourself a pat on the back. Love and appreciate yourself.
John Legend sings the ballad All of You. He wrote it for his wife for their wedding. The lyrics state
All your perfect imperfections.
I have no idea what perfection is. I can therefore really connect with perfect imperfections. What if rather than someone else loving those imperfections.
YOU LOVED all of YOU with all your perfect imperfections?
Imagine the improvement in your daily life. Imagine what you could achieve if you were just that little bit more accepting of yourself.
Today’s activity is to check your internal dialogue and flip it to a positive dialogue becoming more accepting of yourself.
Here is the worksheet for day 4
Look at yourself in a mirror, preferably full length and in your underwear. Show some love and gratitude for your body and all it has done for you.
For example I don’t particularly like my arms and hands but my hands hold my children’s hands and guide them, my arms carried them when they were younger and give and receive some wonderful cuddles.
My nose is larger than I would like it’s a prominent feature of my face. But If I didn’t have my nose I wouldn’t be me. I wouldn’t be the cross between my mum and my dad as my nose is literally their two noses blended so it has to be that size.
You get the picture, work through your perfect imperfections and thank them for doing what they do for you. The important thing is to change the dialogue from dislike, discontent, and hate to compassion, contentment and love.
It may take a while but this exercise can be repeated. It doesn’t have to be about physical features, you can go with emotions, actions and habits.
Just flip the negative thought and replace it with something that is more loving and positive.
Imagine you are speaking to a baby or someone whom you love or respect.
I doubt you would say to anyone. Your thighs are really wobbly, your teeth are crooked AND you are always really negative you can’t do anything right.
Is it time to embrace those perfect imperfections and cut some slack.
This exercise is something that when carried out on a regular basis will have a positive impact on your personal empowerment.
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