Have you ever talked to yourself in the mirror? Louise Hay recommends you look directly into your eyes and tell yourself how much you love yourself every single day. She calls it ‘Mirror Work’ and she’s written a book about it.
There are times when things can feel like they’re not going the way we’d hoped and I think many of us all too quickly immediately blame ourselves. Like we must be doing it wrong. We can slide into a free fall of negative self-talk which as we know – gets us nowhere and can often make things worse.
After lots of personal growth and inner work, I have many tools in my toolbox to rely upon to keep from going into self-blame mode.
Here are a few of my fave go-to’s at any given time:
• Disconnect and spend some time away from the thing that isn’t working. Sometimes we just need a time-out. In my case it normally looks like letting go in my business or parenting. Most times I need to change up my environment and go for a walk or bake cookies.
• Make a list of all the things that have worked. Look at all that evidence of your awesomeness.
• Surrender with faith. Trust that all is working out as it’s meant to even when you can’t see it yet. Even in the hardest of situations you need to understand that this is happening for you, not to you.
• Remind yourself that you are unique and the world needs your gifts. You are perfect as you are. And practice makes progress.
• If you can find one thing – even a tiny thing to be grateful for, it will restore you to your truth.
• Remember that you have all of the answers within you. Sometimes you just need to get still and listen.
So in the spirit of Louise Hay, go over to a mirror, look into your eyes and repeat after me:
‘Chin up girlfriend, we got this!’
👉 Let me know in the comments if any of this resonates.
🍪 When I’m on a time-out, I like to bake these delicious gluten-free and vegan cookies. Recently I shared the recipe with my insiders, so send me your email info and I’ll forward it to you! Only FOUR ingredients! Simplicity.
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