I love to work on my awareness, to challenge myself and shatter my limiting beliefs and negative self talk. I recently put my thinking and belief system to the test by doing a 7 day juice cleanse. To be perfectly honest, I had my doubts going in. I thought that it would be very hard to go 7 days without eating. I am a total foodie so how could I function on just juices and green drinks? At least that was what I was telling myself until I decided that I could this. I was fully committed.
Not only did the week go by really quickly, I actually felt better, more energetic, and less hungry than usual. I finished the cleanse successfully, meaning no cheating. It just goes to show that we can do anything we set our minds to.
What fascinates me is why so many of us choose negative self talk. Since it’s a choice (yes, we control the chatterbox and not the other way around), why choose thoughts that limit our potential? Why choose to have negative thoughts when we can have positive ones that lift us and inspire us for greatness?
Actually, does the why even matter? What’s truly important is that we hold the key to our happiness and endless potential. We decide how “big” or “small” our life is going to be.
I struggled for years with negative self talk and playing all kinds of bad “movies” in my head. I used to think “I can’t do this” or “I won’t succeed at that”… All that yapping in my head, that negative self talk, did not serve me well at all. It kept me back from personally and professionally.
When I became more self aware, I realized that I needed to change and I have worked on my thinking and belief system ever since. It was so empowering to realize that I was in the driver seat of my life, my thoughts, my emotions… Yes, I still slip at times but am happier now than I have ever been. I use my thoughts in a positive way now and feel that I have grown more in the past few years than in the past two decades.
Next time you hear your chatter box, ask yourself this. How are my thoughts serving me? If they make you feel small or insignificant, change them. We are all capable of amazing things. Just be patient with yourself. This is process that is going to take time. Don’t judge yourself, criticize yourself. Just love yourself and be grand.
So how about it? Are you ready to live the extraordinary life you were meant to live? Which experience stands out to you where you accomplished something you never thought you could just by changing your mindset? I’d love to hear from you.