This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things. We all have so much to be thankful for, but have you ever thought about making a list of things to thank yourself for?
It really is important to be kind to yourself and thank yourself for all of your super powers.
I’m talking about re-training your brain so that you no longer take yourself for granted. It’s so easy to thank other people for their love and kindness but are you also paying attention to the way you are showing gratitude back to YOU?
Here is what I mean.
It’s time we start to love and appreciate ourselves so that we can enjoy every day as though we were hanging out with our best friend. It’s time to soothe that little voice in our head that tells us we can’t, or we did it wrong, or why we are not better at something. It’s time to stop the comparisons and the self-doubt. Easier said than done,right? Well, there is a way.
Last month I sat down with a powerful group of ladies from my Busi-Women Group and we talked about this exactly. We discussed the brain and how fascinating it is. These ladies shared their own personal rituals on how they take care of brain health and how they see themselves in the world. I thought it would be a great gift to share with you today.
1) Drink a big glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. Your brain is made up of 73% water so it needs to be hydrated all day long to function optimally.
2) Pop some Krill Oil. This stuff will help with brain function. It has superior neuroprotection. That means it helps with things like memory loss and even depression.
3) Create an “I AM” statement for yourself and just like Bart Simpson, write it down over and over again! It will absorb into your brain and raise your confidence. Ideally writing it down 10 to 25 times every night will get your brain to absorb it and believe it! Let those powerful words sink in overnight. Then, read the statement as soon as you wake up in the morning. Leave it by your bedside.
4) Take 10 minutes every morning to meditate. Meditation is proven to help focus and alleviate stress.
5) Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Exercise pumps oxygen to the brain and gets those endorphins flowing. If you can exercise in the morning your day will be super productive, I promise!
6) Start your morning by quickly writing down three things you are grateful for, three positive things that will happen in your day and three positive affirmations for yourself.
I’ve been practicing these rituals for the last month and they work. I think the biggest change for me has been that I am really paying attention to the way I talk to myself. Is my inner voice being kind and supportive or am I beating myself up? When I catch myself criticizing I forgive myself and quickly change the dialogue to a positive one. One that is in line with my “I AM” statement.
I am so thankful for you today, you’ve taken the time to read my blog and that makes me feel really good! I want you to know that the most important thing you can do for yourself is feel good, it’s your birthright!
Be thankful for all of your blessings but most of all, be thankful for you!