Last week's strategy was to be a more responsible consumer. The funny thing is, I really didn't get to put this strategy to work because I did not buy anything this week.... no food, no products, nothing. I will continue to have an awareness of this strategy over the coming weeks. Next Sunday the farmer's market near my home opens up for the season. This will help my strategy because I hope to get much of my fresh fruits and vegetables from the market throughout the summer months.
This Week's Strategy
I am worthless.The negative voices go on and on. They rob me of my confidence and they put insecurity and depression in its place.
I can't do anything right today.
I'm a bad mother.
What's wrong with me?
I just recognized today how deafening these negative voices can be. All I hear is negativity. At times I vocalize these negative thoughts (yes, I talk to myself... don't we all?). I realized I can never achieve a peaceful, happy life if I allow my inner voice to be so negative.
The irony is that on the outside, to others, I am an upbeat, positive and optimistic person. So why the negativity? Why do I beat myself up? Why am I never good enough, smart enough, pretty enough?
I'm certain there are others in the world who struggle with those inner voices. But how do I silence them? What am I to do?
Today, I realized that I am entitled to think good things about myself. As of today, I am going to make a conscientious effort to silence those negative voices and turn my attention to the positive voices. From now on, when I hear a negative thought, I will immediately refute it and turn it into a positive thought. Hopefully, with a sensitive ear turned inwards I can start thinking about myself in a more positive light. With time, I hope those voices will say:
I am worthy.I would like to wish you a wonderful week!
I can do anything.
I am a good mother.
I am capable and competent.