Our words are powerful and meaningful.
They convey intention. They help us stay on point and focused.
We are taught from an early age to be aware of how our words impact others.
Ever heard a parent scold: "Don't say that! It's not nice!"
Or: "You hurt your brother's feelings when you say that!"
Or even: "No one will like you if you talk like that!"
How often did they talk to you about your 'self-talk' - about talking 'nice' to yourself?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
How about this novel idea: Teach yourself to talk nice - to yourself!
Try standing in front of a mirror and smiling at that person who looks back at you - Yes, it's ok to do! You are not being vain!
Now tell that person 3 nice things about them or about what they did today. Maybe something like: 'Good job on that report, I am proud of you!' or 'Hey, you stuck to your diet today, I know it was hard, but you did it!'
Try this every day for a week and see what happens…
What do you feel?