Ready for your kickin’ week, my dears? Jazzed to begin it?
If not, why not? What’s getting in the way? Or is it that your goals are great, and very real, and the actual issue is just…
Yes, 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 committed creative 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 warrants lots and lots of self-compassion and self-encouragement as important daily antidotes in our lives.
Regular self-affirmation neeeeeds to be in the mix for each of us.
How about crafting a nurturing mantra that you can jam to in this moment toward your amazing Monday, and in moment after moment in the week ahead?
Here’s mine, crafted during a powerful iPEC experience this past June:
I trust in the flow of life.
It’s custom designed to get at and vanquish 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 week?
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!
And check out my post on positive mindset to go deeper into the have-fun strategy.
Meanwhile, keep your counterpoint to negative self-talk good-humored, so you’re in an enjoyable internal dialogue throughout the week.
Above all, remember:
Whip out a custom-made mantra when and wherever you really need it. It’s of little value to you 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, or both, maybe on the visor of your car. Haha. Whatever it takes!
Deploy it like serious juju in the follow-through of your day.
Like, for real, beautiful people. No excuses.
And keep me posted.
Now go get after your magical sunshiny week!
Certified Professional Mindset and Meaning Coach Teresa Young works with clients to accomplish their passion-based goals in healthy, soulful new ways. She coaches by phone, in person, and via Skype outside the U.S.