Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed bythe things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sales. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER.” MARK TWAIN
February is the month of Love. At our February Inspiration Breakfast we talked about giving yourself a Valentine. It seems to be so difficult for us to do nice things for ourselves.
It’s part of our upbringing. We were taught not to focus on ourselves, Why? We are the most important person in our lives, and if we aren’t good to ourselves, who will be?
START THE DAY OFF RIGHT
We are primarily energy. How we think and feel contributes to that energy, and then is transmitted to everyone around us. When we think good things, the energy is positive. When we feel negative, the energy reflects that attitude. The people around us feel our energy and react accordingly. Therefore it is important to always think positively and well of ourselves.
What is the first thing you say to yourself in the morning when you look in the mirror? Is it something good? Here is a poem to help you think about it.
REFLECTIONS by MJ Waldock
When I look into the mirror
I see a funny face
A crooked nose, and eyes too close,
And lines that I can trace.
A body that goes up and down
The scale and dress size too
It’s not what’s in my mouth so much
My head is like a zoo
Sometimes I feel I’m in a cage
A lion with a roar
And other times I’m oh so free
An eagle, I can soar
If only I could fix the flaws
And look like all the rest
Then I could hold my head up high
And feel I’m at my best.
But beauty comes from deep within
It’s not a surface thing
And even with my flaws and such
I have a lot to bring
To feel secure within my soul
All I need to do
Is love myself, for then you see
My beauty will shine through
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” Oscar Wilde
What makes you, you? To grow you must nurture yourself in every way. If you expect to be loved by someone else, you must love yourself first, in spite of the flaws. What is good about you? Begin by listing the good things about you – physically, personality, skills. Then be thankful every day. This is part of our abundance.
IMPRISONED BY SELF CRITICISM
“I CAN, is 100 times more important than IQ.” Author unknown
The CRITIC WITHIN is our worst enemy. We often berate ourselves over the tiniest things. We do something that we think is stupid or dumb, and then we dwell on it or hours, sometimes days. This self-criticism negatively affects everything that we do, and we miss many opportunities being stuck in our own jail cell.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE THAT WAS GOOD? DID YOU PRAISE YOURSELF FOR IT? DO IT NOW!
DON’T BE A WORRY WART
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our own will.” Epictus
CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN – YOU!
We have all heard the saying: “The only thing is life that you can control is yourself and your reactions.” So then, whey do we worry about things for which we have no control? When you worry, you create anxiety which is negative energy, and impedes your ability to be you and live more fulfilled. WHAT DO YOU WORRY ABOUT?
ASK THE UNIVERSE FOR HELP!
Spend your time thinking about what you can do. If you think the situation is out of your control, then ask the Universe for help and then believe that is has already happened.
TRUST AND TRUTH – IN OURSELVES ALWAYS
“Trust Yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock
IF YOU DON’T TRUST YOURSELF, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Do you have confidence in your own abilities? Do you talk to yourself about what you can’t do instead of what you can? What do you want to have happen and why don’t you trust yourself that it will? Visualize it!
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.
Are you truthful and honest with yourself? Loving yourself requires that you be truthful about your feelings. If you are sad, feel bad, are scared, acknowledge it. By acknowledging it, you can change it. What truths are you not acknowledging?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sales. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER.” MARK TWAIN
YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL, DESERVING BEING. Follow these steps.
1. NURTURE YOUR DREAMS
2. BOOST YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
4. HAVE FUN
5. LOOK FOR THE BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING
6. LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY
So What are you going to do for the next 30 days?
Say ” I Love You!” at least once a day.