Every 6-8 months I find myself doing a “Social Media Clean Up.” When I begin to see posts on my timelines that don’t make me happy, I am quick to hit the unfollow button; then that leads to another unfollow and another. I don’t do this out of anger; I do this to simply weed out negativity in my life. I spend so much of my time on my phone scrolling through social media, so shouldn’t I make it enjoyable for myself? And you should too!Read More
I’ll be the first to admit it – I don’t always believe in myself.
My inner critic tells me I’m too young to be an expert. That I don’t know enough about business or marketing. That no one will want my services. That I’m not pretty unless I’m wearing makeup.
That nasty voice in your head that tells you you’re not good enough to do the thing you want to do is stealing your confidence.
You likely have an idea of how more confidence would impact your life – or you wouldn’t be here.
In case you need a reminder, confidence improves your chances in the dating game and in relationships. It increases our perceived physical attractiveness by others and improves our performance at work. It even improves our mental and physical health.
But we can’t live healthy, confident lives when our inner critic is screaming that we’re not enough.Read More
So much of what we say about ourselves is negative. Affirmations give us the opportunity to choose words that help create or eliminate something in our lives, such as creating success or confidence or healthy relationships, and eliminating low self-esteem, destructive behaviors and even pain.
Affirmations help us retrain our thinking and speaking into positive patterns so we can truly transform our lives. We can get more of what we want and less of what we don’t.
But be careful because everything we say is an affirmation. Every thought, every sentence is just confirming what we want in life.
So, if you say “I’m so happy and grateful now that I lost 20 pounds,” one minute, then say “this won’t work” the next minute, which one do you think will win out? The second one!
Negative thought patterns are so deeply ingrained in all of us, and it’s really hard to break them. Practicing positive affirmations is one way to break that cycle.Read More