Thursday, September 06, 2012
Sometimes I am my own worst enemy..well, I may as well be honest and admit that most of the time I am my worst enemy. For example, I woke up and immediately starting thinking about work. One thought that runs through my head repeatedly is me sitting in a meeting with a lot of other people not having a clue about what is going on. It actually makes my heart palpitate when I do this to myself, and I do it all the time. So, I am really trying to give myself the pep talks and this morning one of the Sparkcoach assignments was to visualize myself giving a good friend advice and encouragement, and then to imagine that you are actually saying that to yourself. I really liked this because I have a tendency to beat myself up a bit, or be a bit self-deprecating to make others feel comfortable or laugh. I realized that I have the ability to give wonderful encouragement to others, but not myself! No more. I am really going to focus on being grateful for the body that I have, and feeling blessed that I have to the ability to do anything I set my mind to. I have spent so much time comparing myself to others and it is just ridiculous. This is a huge anxiety trigger for me. So, I am feeling very good about moving forward at this point and I will make my own self encouragement a priority starting today!