It’s been pointed out to me very recently (by a pretty important person to me) that I am a pretty sucky person. He went so far as to say I have a “dark heart” and that I’m a mean person. And sadly, I have to agree. What makes me most upset though is that he doesn’t know me to be any different. Who I am now is who he believes me to have always been. And I hate that a lot. I am capable of kindness and love and joy and sweetness. We all are. This is the worst I’ve ever been, so I know I can be better. I need to be better for the sake of everyone around me and for myself. I don’t like who I am right now. I owe it to myself to be someone I am proud to be. I have to prove that this is not who I’m going to be from now on
|—||Heidi Pickett (via bl-ossomed)|
|—||Osho (via cosmofilius)|
We have enough pressures to deal with when it comes to cultivating self-love—the picture perfect images in the media, the advertisements urging us to change how we look, and the sometimes negative words from those around us—and the last thing we should be doing is adding to that by talking to ourselves negatively. One way to focus on the more positive aspects of you is to choose a (positive!) word of the day.
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with good things to say about yourself, so I’ve created a list you can print out and place on your mirror. Every morning, if you can, choose a word that embodies how you feel (or want to feel) that day and try to keep in mind the whole day through. After choosing your word, you might even want to look up the definition to get an even more precise idea of what it means (and maybe even some additional insight on how to embrace it).
Bonus idea: Print out and frame the list of words. Place it somewhere you’ll see it every morning (in the bathroom or by the front door). Each day, use a dry erase marker to circle your word of the day. If there are multiple people in your house that want to participate, choose different color markers for each person.