DAY # 22
DELETING NASTY SELF-TALK CHECK-IN
Good morning MIT!
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DAMAGING HABITS THAT HUMANS STRUGGLE WITH.
No, really I mean it.
Think about it. Would you ever say to a friend, what you think or say to yourself? Would you ever compare your friend to another girl at the beach, at the gym, at dinner, or at a party.
NEVER! (you better have said that!)
We hafta delete the nasty self talk if we are going to make peace with food.
One thing I love, LOVE about meditation is that it helps me become acutely aware of my thoughts IN THE MOMENT. I can catch myself quicker when I fall into that negative head space. Once I am aware and mindful of where my thoughts are going, I have a default thought.
GRATITUDE AND BODY KINDNESS.
If my head is going in that nasty direction about my body (rarely happens anymore because it feels way too Mean Girls now) I immediately shift my thoughts to “hey body thank you for….” And if my head is ruminating over a situation, I default my thoughts to gratitude on my business and my long-term BIG exciting goals.
See, you have to have something planned in advance to shift your focus onto. You can’t just expect yourself to STOP what you’re doing because for most of us, it’s ingrained. And you need a game plan.
Initially what I wrote on my bathroom mirror (since this is where the nasty AM thoughts used to kick in) was this: I CHOOSE TO SEE PEACE INSTEAD OF THIS. Ok it was a post it note, but do what makes sense for you.
And that is still another default, although I really like to focus on body kindness + gratitude because it seems to shift the energy and frequency in my body faster, better, and just FEELS good.
Remember, what we’re going for in your mindful challenge is WHAT FEELS GOOD?!? This isn’t just food, it’s our thoughts too. Thoughts are in the driver seat and can trigger our actions, that includes how we feed ourselves. So we have to pay attention to the quality of our thoughts.
Okay MIT, today you are DELETING Regina George nasty self talk. That’s so 90’s.