“Uggh, I shouldn’t have eaten that!”
“I look so fat in these pants!”
How many times do you speak badly to or about yourself each day?
You know, that constant mental chatter of the little voice in your head that seems to always be judging and criticizing what you do and how you look?
We all know we shouldn’t talk badly about or to ourselves but most of us still do.
Worst of all, often we do it so automatically that we don’t even realize how many of our thoughts are negative!
Whether it’s judging a body part you don’t like or berating yourself for a “stupid” off-the-cuff comment you made when you where overtired and irritable, these split second, negative thoughts kill your confidence, damage your spirit and steal your joy!
That’s why I’ve come up with this cheap and easy little method that can help you break this bad habit…fast!
I call it The Elastic Band Exercise and it goes like this:
Simply put an elastic band around your wrist, then every time you say or think something negative, judgmental or mean about yourself pull it out far from your wrist and let it go…then…”SNAP!”… OOOUCH you will be (painfully) aware of the fact that you just did something hurtful to yourself!
Coolest part is, you will also become aware of just how often you say negative things about yourself because every time you do you will be painfully reminded.
Now that’s what I call a mind-body connection!
You see friends, health is an inside-out job.
It’s more than just eating salads and exercising regularly: we have to also get our minds right and control how we think and talk about ourselves and the things that happen to us in our lives because how we think directly affects how we feel and how we feel determines our life experience and ultimately how “happy” we are.
So please try my Elastic Band Exercise and remember: To be fit and happy, be kind to #1 first…which is YOU! 🙂