And where do you end up? Feeling really really icky and down on yourself.
It´s important to recognize what happens when you get in that place. Do you enjoy being with yourself when that happens? Do others enjoy being with you when you've got a case of the ickies? Does it bring loved ones closer to you?
If we are all honest with ourselves, the truth is, no. Even if we do get attention from getting down on ourselves, it´s not the kind of attention we really want and desire deep down.
So....Enough, enough, enough.
Literally...the next time that happens. STOP.
Catch yourself in the act. Noticing that you are doing this is a HUGE step towards making another choice.
See, the truth is, your physical appearance and what you think and define as being enough, has so little to do with what truly makes you authentically beautiful. A lot of the time our thoughts are so busy trying to keep us safe and within a space of what we know and have known, that we can so easily miss the bigger picture and the truth of our amazingness.
You are so much more than you think and define yourself to be. The only way to begin to see your beauty, is to begin to recognize it. It doesn't matter how big or small. Just as you release your negativity by creating awareness and noticing it.
The snowball effect works just as well with negativity as it does with positivity. So why not choose that which will move you towards love, expansion, possibility and recognizing all of the beautiful and amazing opportunities for love in your life...with yourself and beyond!
So, the next time you notice yourself with a ¨case of the ickies¨ - ask yourself, is that really true? Once you notice this, as you catch these thoughts, take a moment to shift that statement into a positive. For example, if ¨I´m not skinny enough ¨ comes up for you, remind yourself, I´m perfect, just as I am. See how it feels, allow yourself to sink it in for a moment.
A little bonus tip, if this is really tough to shift with a thought, (and in the beginning, it may be), take a moment to drop into your body, dance, walk, write...get out of your head! Then state your positive again and see how it feels.
Remind yourself everyday...
¨I am enough, I am perfect, just as I am.¨
THIS IS TRUE.