In case you missed it, I whipped out a great graphic (dutifully created in paint by a clear amateur 😂) in Saturday’s post about self-awareness.
Being aware of my self-talk has absolutely changed my life, but, particularly in regard to the truths we tell ourselves, there are two podcasts that really inspired this shift.
#1: The Joyful Soul Project with Taffy Micheli- Episode 17- The Truth About Your Body.
#2: The Beauty Coach Podcast with Brenda Lomeli- Episode 21 – The Difference Between a ‘Diet Mentality’ vs Feeling Empowered About Your Health/Weight Goals.
Neither of these podcasts are on Spotify, but you can use these links to listen on Stitcher. I believe they are both on Apple Podcasts as well. They are both particular to health and fitness, with wildly different takes, so give them a try if that is something you are interested in!
Otherwise, I have a short takeaway for you:
Limiting beliefs affect each of us in their own way. Here are some examples:
- I’m so tired.
- This is my least favorite chore.
- I hate Mondays!
- This is too hard. Why try?
- That’s just not me.
Can you relate?!
If so, rest easy. Like I said, it happens to all of us.
But I challenge you to start listening for these types of thoughts in your self-talk, and watch what happens as you choose to focus on a more positive outcome.
The Bible teaches us:
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.Proverbs 16: 20
That doesn’t mean you will never be tired, worn down, or in need of comfort. And it definitely doesn’t mean that those things are bad.
Happiness is a choice.
Here’s to choosing wisely!