The road to healing and growth is never a smooth upward path with every day better than the last. Usually, it is more like a jagged-line-in-a-general-upward-direction kind of a thing. But, if you are having a tough day, don't be discouraged (or surprised), you aren't losing ground on all your hard work, it is just a part of the process. So, why do we have these setbacks and how do we handle them and turn them into another opportunity for growth?
Even if you are on board with the concept of affirming self-talk, most women are afraid to let go of berating themselves for fear they'll lose all motivation to get out of bed, eat a vegetable, or pretty much ever put pants on again.
But, the irony is....Fear, anxiety, and self-loathing are terrible motivators!
So here is my challenge to you. Pick a couple areas in your life where you mean-girling yourself and change up the script...
Are you struggling to figure out the next steps of your life? No idea what you are called to do?
As kids, we spent a lot of time daydreaming about who we would become, where we'd live, and the adventures we'd have when we grew up. Anything seemed possible. But as adults, most of us have stopped that optimistic daydreaming. We instead let our inner critic run the show. That inner critic loves to tell you all the reasons something won't work and you lose your ability to visualize your own dreams.