I read somewhere that September is ‘Self Improvement Month’, so I thought I would share my thoughts with you on the subject. I think the majority of people when asked about improving themselves would first mention things such as losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Those are certainly important things to work on and a must for some, but let’s also think outside of the box here ……….. what if we tried to improve our everyday thoughts and feelings?
What if we tried to improve our inner voice? Self-talk, so to speak. What if we tried to squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts? Have you seen the following video that’s gone viral? It’s a powerful one-minute video showing an incredible father, who thought outside of the box to teach his young daughter daily affirmations. You’ll want to watch by clicking the link below. It is so incredibly sweet and genius!
Choose three to five positive things that make you special and make the commitment to repeat them out loud to yourself every day. It might seem trite, but I do believe it works. I’ll bet you have a memory of someone paying you a compliment that’s stuck with you all of these years and it makes you feel good every time you think about it. We can train ourselves to do the same. It doesn’t even have to take more time in your daily routine. You can talk to yourself while styling your hair, getting dressed, making breakfast, whatever, just don’t attempt to talk while brushing your teeth! 😉
There’s a powerful quote by Maya Angelou which reads:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I believe that holds true with how we make ourselves feel about ourselves. Reprogram and always remember how special you are.
Back to ‘Celebrating Self Improvement Month’, here are a few ideas most of us could stand to improve:
Say, “I love you” more
Take time to relax
Show up early
Try something new
Keep your car clean
Set aside time for your hobbies
Walk the dog an extra block
What would you add to the list?
In love and self-improvement,