Tuesday Thoughts And Be Kind To Yourself
Hi Friends, Did you take a look at how you talk to yourself? Since we are still in the love month, In a minute, I would like to share a poem with you by Sophie Diener. It goes along with how you treat yourself. The more I listen to women, the more I realize that we are all gold medalists at beating ourselves up. Some more than others. But, we all do it. Some silently, some out loud. I literally told a friend the other day when she was critiquing her looks over and over, "You have to stop talking about yourself this way." You know who listens to your critiquing words? You do! Your subconscious takes it all in until it becomes second nature to you. And even if your friends tell you that you are beautiful or that you are capable or worthy... I know that many of us let those words go in one ear and out the other because they are so foreign to us. I had to learn, too, and am still learning to say a simple "Thank you" when I receive a compliment. That is part of being kind to yourself. Often we deflect the compliment or straight out deny it and say, "This old dress," or "My hair needs more color," or "I need to lose 10 pounds," and so on. My clients are learning to be aware of their self talk. And they are learning to change it for the better. It's a bad habit to break, for sure. And so ingrained in us. We have always been taught to be kind to others. We got that down. We have been kind. So now, I invite you to listen to your self talk and contact me if you are ready to change it! You will feel so much better. Here is the poem: Be Kind to Yourself I hope today you remember that the sky is not humiliated by its vastness, and the mountains remain unashamed of their height. Mother earth and her oceans are not afraid of their size and the sun is not concerned if someone has to squint their eyes, it will shine, and it will not apologize for its light. And like the trees teach us that it's okay to lose our leaves as seasons change and then come back to life, I hope that nature teaches us to look at ourselves and be kind. I hope that we don't dim or shrink or fold into spaces far too tight. Yes, today, I hope you look at yourself and you are kind. by Sophie Diener
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Until next time, Isabelle
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