A friend of mine told me the other day,
Mentally I went to a bad place during exercise on Tuesday. Like “I’m so slow, I want to go home, the other girls probably think bad things about me”. In my head space now I see those thoughts as ridiculous. But it was tough to get through.
Excuse me but she is brilliant. She speaks for millions.
So many times we think about the rough out there. The words that slow our swing down, that are not said right, that somehow take away points from our identity. We are not a two-dimensional scorecard. Speaking up does not qualify us. Good or bad. Speaking up does not change our value.
I loved her voice. I am thinking she should start up her own blog. If she can be this transparent on a blog, she is a needed voice.
If I could fantasize a little, (Now! Now! Stop that,) I would have her and you go back to our own, here at friendtoyourself.com, and start methodically answering each self-care question, post by post, in your own authentic way. And just you see what a stroke speaking up makes. Just see what it does for you inside and out. Just see what it does for others. …Me for example. See? I am affected by you.
As for my transparency, in brief, …I did not survive halloween. I ate like a motor. Chocolate. Chocolate and more chocolate.
Otherwise. I think this greens-and-beans-effort I am doing has been ok. I am eating a lot of plants. Trying to keep the simple carbs low. Not always the fact but the goal. I do still eat in volume which I will see if it makes a difference or not when it is this type of volume. All that fiber is making a difference to my gut though! my abdomen is distended! TMI.
A couple posts ago we shared Jessica’s, “Do This.” My question is, what is yours? What is your, “Do This?” Please do not make me use any more golf analogies, but where are your …words? Your words are important for you. They bring friendship to you from you. They bring you to connection, community, clarity of thought, and as said in a post long ago:
“And if we stop speaking, we will lose. If we do not respect the opportunity to connect, if we do not treat it as the treasure that it is, not only will the world miss out on the ‘Me,’ we miss out on the world at large. It goes both ways.
We have a choice. Get friendly with yourself. Speak. Listen. Connect.
Self-Care Tip – Stay connected for your sake and for theirs.”
Question: What has speaking up done for your friendship with yourself? How are your words kinder said than not? Please tell your story.
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