Ready for a beautiful week, my dears? Jazzed to begin it? Oh. No? If not, why not? What’s getting in the way? Or is it that your goals are great, and in fact the only issue is… well… you? :)
Yep, I’m smiling as I write. Because the truth is that this is, oh, so human.
You aren’t alone
I love the quote above from Ralph Waldo Emerson for just that reason. It acknowledges that we humans tend toward thought patterns that get in the way of our own sunshine.
To me, that fact means we need lots and lots of self-compassion and self-encouragement as important daily parts of our lives. Regular self-affirmation should be in the mix for each of us.
So now for a tiny life coaching moment from me to you. Toward your beautiful week, how about crafting a nurturing mantra that you can jam to as needed in the week ahead? Anybody suddenly flashing on that iconic moment in Annie Hall when young Jeff Goldblum says on a call: “I forgot my mantra”? :)Anyway. Here’s mine, crafted during a powerful iPEC experience:
I trust in the flow of life
I trust in the flow of life. It’s about shushing the specific negative voices that drive my personal train if I don’t check them. What could do the trick for you, so you aren’t darkening your own doorway?
Get super-curious about internal messages that may be raining on your parade, then craft the perfect comeback and game-changer. Have fun with it!
Meanwhile, keep your comeback to negative self-talk light. Just keep an enjoyable inner convo going throughout the week.
Change the game
Whip out a custom-made mantra when and wherever you really need it. It has zero value just propped up in a pretty frame in your meditation corner waiting for you to have the presence of mind—and time—to stop by.
Rock it on your bathroom mirror, in your pocket, as the screen image on your laptop or smart phone. On the visor of your car. Whatever inspires and energizes you.