Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Be Kind to Yourself

Today is a good day to offer yourself some self-love.  You need it, you deserve it, and you want it.  And even as you read these words you deny the last part – that you want it.  Nevertheless, it is true.  You WANT to be kind to yourself, and perhaps you stop short of this for fear of appearing egotistical, or selfish, or narcissistic.  A word of hope – don’t let ‘self’ get in the way of your own health.

Really, what we are talking about is a ‘healthier’ you.  Give yourself permission to like yourself.  Wait a minute – read that again.  GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO LIKE YOURSELF!

Here are some secrets toward a more generous treatment of self.

Avoid Putdowns.
For too long you have listened to a lousy self-talk full of …
     I can’t
          I don’t know how
               I don’t deserve …
                    Nobody will like me

Today is your day to begin a new journey, a new mindset.  Today is your day to end the battle of the “Can’t” and take a step toward “I CAN!

Stop Belittling Your Talents
You have talents.  Oh, my friend, believe me you DO have talents.  They may have become overshadowed by your put-down mindset, but they lie just beneath the surface.  Your talents just need a bit of belief, a bit of good nurturing. 

You might start with a few good affirmations.

I am capable.
I am worthy.
I can do some good in this world.

Your talents want to be set free

Stop Belittling Your Ideas
Your ideas are valid.  Your ideas have worth.  The thing I have learned in life is this, my ability to generate ideas is like developing a muscle.  It grows and improves with use. 

Just because ‘it’ has been done before is of no consequence.  It hasn’t been done by you.  How many different headache remedies are on the shelves?  How many different varieties or soda pop, shirts, computers, shoes, or anything else we enjoy are now available?  How many books exist on similar subjects? 

Your ideas are unique to YOU.  There is worth and value in your ideas.  Bring them to the light.  Let us see how you think.  We may like it and buy it.  Really!

Today is your ACTION Day
Get out of bed.  Rise up from your comfortable recliner.  Hang out your shingle.  Start writing your blog or book.  Call someone and begin a relationship or renew a friendship.  Go to your workshop and pull together the pieces for your new widget.

“They” are not going to come and knock on your door.  You have to knock on their door and ask to be seen.  Ask others to read your stuff, buy your stuff.

Be kind to yourself by believing in yourself!

This is what is on my mind today.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration

One Word at a Time

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