Words are a powerful tool that we use on a daily basis, and what we say has impact on ourselves and on others. We often hear about internal dialogue and the impact it can have on us and our well-being.
We each have something that makes us different. We also each probably see something somebody else has that we admire. For example, I’m 5’11 so it’s not like I wander into any store and can buy clothes. I choose to think of this as a built in way to manage my clothing budget. 😉 Perhaps a silly but real example. The point is, we can choose how we react to the realities of life.
Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.
Here are a few “what if’s” that we can percolate on together:
What if, instead of wishing we had what we don’t, we embrace the difference(s) and made lifestyle choices to be the healthiest person we can be, given our genetics?
“Fake it til you make it“. What if we took the best intention behind this idea and applied it to our lifestyle choices? (“I am a healthy eater.” “I am active.” Maybe you are these things, you just haven’t started yet.)
Genetics + Lifestyle Choices = Us
What if we stopped wishing and started working towards changes we can actually make? (Like getting off the couch and taking a walk, or choosing a piece of fruit instead of a deep fried whatever.)
What if we started talking and thinking about ourselves and others as nicely as we do our favorite singer or actor? You’d probably never walk up to someone you admire and start informing them of all their flaws. Why do it to ourselves and those around us?
What if we celebrated the quirky things that make us the unique individual that we are? I found a couple of lists that have adjective options. Have a look and try a few: