When you catch a glance of yourself in a mirror, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind?
It’s usually nasty, right?
We are going to replace these nasty statements with truth.
Welcome to Base Camp!
Here’s your first piece of our climbing gear, a nice bright orange helmet.
A healthy positive mental attitude is vital for a successful climb.
Grab that helmet and sit with me as we learn about these negative statements and our plan to exchange them.
Do you know you have a running dialogue going on in your mind right now?
We’re going to call it self-talk.
I hope your self-talk is saying, “Hey, this looks interesting! It’s worth reading.” LOL
When we look in the mirror we see every bump and lump.
Every wrinkle and sag. We critique ourselves harder than any mean girl would.
When we struggle with food issues, we say things to ourselves that are unkind, negative and just nasty.
These self-talk statements are lies we believe.
Lies we believe that affect our actions.
We say, It’s just too much work for me to lose weight.
They’re no time for my needs or for me.
My life is too crazy.
It’s easy for everybody else.
I’m so fat. I look awful.
Why bother doing my personal best if it doesn’t work?
I’m just going to fail again.
I have no self-control.
I’m just too tired and stressed.
I’m always around food, I can’t resist.
No one else has these same struggles.
Can you relate to one of those statements, or maybe all?
Believing these lies really does contribute to our defeat.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The very first thing God tells us is to think about things that are true!
God knows the struggles we have with these nasty self-talk statements.
As we start this climb up the mountain of health and well-being we’re going to repeat this healthy self-talk statement.
It’s based on truth, it is commendable and it is worthy of praise!
I CAN make small changes.
These little steps are easy for me to do and they make a difference.
Taking care of me is important!
TODAY’S little STEP – repeat this healthy self-talk statement
regularly through out your day. Especially when you hear a nasty
self-talk statement pop into your mind!
Say these words out loud, write them on a post-it note and stick it where you will see it. Write them on your computer or phone as your wallpaper. Whatever works for you, somewhere where you will see them and repeat them often.
A healthy positive mental attitude is vital to success in this mountain climbing adventure!
Stop by the blog soon to get your next piece of hiking equipment.