Today I don’t like myself very much. I am dwelling in negative self-talk, and it hurts. Why do I do this to myself? How would I treat a friend in this situation? What would I say to them? How can I shift my mindset to one of positive encouragement and growth?
I would start with encouragement. I would let them know it’s ok to have some bad days. It’s okay to be imperfect, in fact its preferable. I don’t want perfect people with perfect lives in my inner circle. I want real people with messy, wild, juicy lives. I want people who are unafraid to fail. I want people who go out and laugh and play and yes, sometimes, go too far. I also want friends who will gently, without judgment, encourage me to make healthier choices.
Anytime I want I can choose to be a better person and live a cleaner life - always according to my rules, values, and desires. So, my love, chin up, you got this. Learn from what you have done and make whatever adjustments you like. One day of feeling not great does not make you a bad person and unworthy of all the goodness that life has to offer. Take a nap, meditate, nourish yourself with healthy food and thoughts. Any minute you can shift your mindset from one of blaming and shaming to positive affirmations and encouragement. Today I free myself from my negativity and embrace joy and love.
I am reminded of a blog I wrote in November 2020 where I ended with these words, "When I give encouragement to everyone I, too, have an opportunity to bask in the encouragement. From now on, every single time I encourage someone, I will hear the words spoken to me as well. So go ahead, you can do anything you set your mind to. I got your back. You got this!"
Yes, my love, you got this, you can do anything you set your mind to, I got your back!