In this lesson I’m sharing 5 ways to lift yourself up. Whether you are having a tough day or experiencing some challenges, I’m here to tell you that doing things that lift you up will help you have a better day and better life.
While these strategies seem simple, when implemented properly and done consistently, they will make a world of difference.
1 do good for you
Do things that are good for you and make you happy. Think about your self care and work it into your routine. Remember that you deserve your own care separate from the care you give to others, don't put yourself on the backburner even when that might be the easier thing to do. Make time for yourself and your non-negotiables of the day. Believe that you're worthy of your own care. It’s like the flight instructions say, secure your own oxygen mask first.
2 small changes add up making big impact
Embrace those baby steps. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and big lasting lifelong changes are built over a lifetime. So embrace the small steps and start with simple changes. The goal is to implement the changes slowly and sustain them over the long term.
3 squash self doubt
Negative thoughts, that nagging voice, the negative self talk. It’s got to stop if you want to lift yourself up. If there’s something you want to do but afraid of what others might think or that you’re not this or that enough to do, just do it. Don't talk yourself out of it if it’s going to bring you joy. The next time that voice tries to get inside your head, talk back to it. Challenge that self doubt and squash.
4 challenge the inner critic
What old narrative is this charging or triggering? Ask yourself if there’s any validity to it? Is there a kernel of truth here? Instead of getting defensive, get curious. Seek that which is seeking. When we challenge the inner critic we are rewiring our brain patterns. Rather than going down the same highway, we’re taking the scenic route. Sure that might take more brain power but that’s kind of the point. We want to engage that neuroplasticity and create new neural pathways.
5 find your tribe
Connect with people who share similar interests. And if they don’t, then find people who lift you up because my belief is that we can always find common ground with others. We can build rapport with others and create connections to them, you just have to be willing to put yourself out there. Having a group of people we can count on, even if that’s just a handful of people, is a big boost to our mood and outlook on life. Surround yourself with a supportive people with whom you can share your goals. Doing so will help hold yourself accountable to follow through on those promises you make to yourself.
These 5 steps might not be easy at first but don’t feel overwhelmed. Take it one step at a time. Just choose one of these that speaks to you and go for it. If that means taking 10 minutes out of each day to do a meditation or 45 minutes to do your favorite type of exercise, do it. You deserve to be as happy as you let yourself be. Sometimes we’re the ones standing in our own way of that feeling of joy, which in a way is a good thing because that means that you are in full control of how you feel. You can lift yourself up if you put your mind to it. Make it your intention to carve out some time for yourself and you’ll be better able to show up for those you love.
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