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This was a comment I put in a thread and I wanted other ppl to see it so I am making it a post here. Please DO NOT REPLY to this post because it will get buried and folks won't see it.
I don't know how many folks know the difference between a "pep talk" and a "self love meditation" so I thought it would be useful if I clarified it:
Using positive self talk, and keeping it up for 5 minutes. I open a word document and continually type positive "bullets" until the 5 minutes is up, then close it without saving. (ie. I am a worthwhile person, I am beautiful, I am a great asset to my business, I deserve true love, l have the most beautiful enchanting blue eyes, etc). Just whatever comes to mind, especially the things you lack confidence about, and keep up a steady stream of positive complements for 5 minutes. This is to help compensate for all of the deflating internal dialogue we all have.
Self Love Meditation:
This is more of an internal dialog with your actual body. You specifically thank your body for all the things it does for you, talking to it as if it were a separate "person". This doesn't have to be 5 minutes or any minutes, and sometimes I do it when I am giving myself my "Daily Gift", to focus on one part in particular. Sometimes I just close my eyes for a couple of minutes and thank my lungs for breathing in and out and for still working so wonderfully when I smoked for so many years. (I don't smoke now). Sometimes I thank my belly for housing all of my organs and cushioning and protecting them. It really helps you to start to appreciate and love yourself and your body just as it is right now, not 25 lbs from now, and it only takes a few seconds.
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If you won't take time for your health, who will?