The next time that I feel stressed, I will take some deep breaths and get moving. I might do a couple of jumping jacks, go for a walk, play with my kitties, or breathe through some sun salutations. I will just do something.
The next time that negative thoughts flood my mind, I will count my blessings. I have had a tendency of thinking more negatively and worrying about everything that could go wrong. This kind of thinking is toxic and will hold me back. I want to keep growing and move forward.
The next time that someone disrespects me or hurts my feelings, I will stand up for myself. I can be respectful in the way that I approach the issue, but feeling bad and internalizing it will not fix anything.
The next time that I feel depressed and stuck. I will do the opposite of what I feel like doing. Now and then we all need a little push. I used to have friends that I could text who would give me words of advice and inspiration/motivation. The time has come for me to motivate myself.
The next time I feel like I cannot do something. I will get started and do what I can. If I get lost I will ask someone or “google it.” There is no real excuse for being lost anymore. We have a world of advice and ideas at our fingertips with technology.
The next time I feel overwhelmed or intimidated, I will write a list and start checking completed tasks off my list. Sometimes it helps to include simple tasks like fixing the bed. Writing and lists are a great way to provide a visual for progress.
The next time I feel fat, ugly, uncomfortable in my skin or not good enough; I will do something nice for myself. Make a cup of tea, run a bubble bath, dance, go for a swim, paint my toenails, journal, do my makeup/hair. It doesn’t have to cost a dime sometime it just takes some time.
Act Don’t React, my friends.