Do you tell lies? Never? How about this one…..“I need to eat this (bag of chips or chocolate bar) so that the temptation is gone”. Or this one, “I’ve tried to change many times and I always fail”. It’s time to replace the lies with truth.
“Your brain is programmed for the most dominate thought to win,” says Danna Demetre, author and motivational speaker.
When we think negative statements continually, they impact us. Eventually our feelings and our actions follow those thoughts.
At Camp #3 we want to recognize the voice of our inner critic. We want to identify a lie she tells us and replace it with a truth statement. This little step will make a big difference! It’s changed my life dramatically, and my friend Cecile’s too!
Not sure what lies you believe? Here are 8 lies each with a replacement truth statement. Pick from this list or come up with your own. The first lie is one I believed. I really had to work on saying the truth to myself at every meal.
LIE – There is not enough food on this plate to sustain my body.
TRUTH – This is a good amount of food for this meal. I can eat more food later.
LIE – I’ve tried to change so many times and I always fail.
TRUTH– I can make little healthy choices every day. Every little step makes a difference.
LIE – I need to eat this food so it’s not wasted.
TRUTH – This food can be safely stored for another day.
LIE – I can’t do this for the rest of my life.
TRUTH – I just need to focus on right now and one healthy choice.
LIE – It’s all or nothing. I’m either on a program or off.
TRUTH –This is my lifestyle. I make good choices every day.
LIE – I need to eat this high temptation food so it will be gone.
TRUTH – I can get rid of this high temptation food. I can give it away, have someone hide it or even throw it away.
LIE – I don’t have enough time to exercise.
TRUTH– Even 5 minutes of exercise makes a difference.
LIE– I’m fighting this battle alone and it’s too hard.
TRUTH– God loves me and He will help me fight this battle.
Remember our key verse. “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
TODAY’S little STEP: Identify a lie your inner critic tells you and replace it with the truth, a healthy self-talk statement! Say it often throughout your day.
Author and speaker Danna Demetre has impacted my health journey. I highly recommend her books and programs and especially her healthy self-talk CDs. Check out her site. dannademetre
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