Hello everyone, hope you’re all well. I’m so happy to post my my article that appeared in last months issue at The Inspired Guide magazine (here) Hope you are inspired, uplifted and encouraged.
If you walked near me in the parking lot on the way into the store and you could hear the chatter in my head, you would probably think I’m nuts (LOL) because what you will hear is – I am so talented. I can do anything. I’m young and vibrant and full of vigor. I’m a great writer. I’m amazing…This is some of my daily ‘pep-talk’ to myself. It just takes a few words to raise my vibration, make me feel good, empowered, happy, and have that I can do it feeling.
Loving yourself enough to really cherish who you are, to believe in yourself, to live with gratitude in yourself, is an attitude and mindset that you can cultivate.
Growing up I wasn’t taught to believe in myself, to think of myself as beautiful, or that I could do anything. At first, I was afraid to say loving words to myself. I started jokingly saying, I’m wonderful. Then I realized that a change was happening inside me, I wasn’t disliking and putting myself down, and I started to believe in what I was telling myself, and it was feeling pretty good.
Last year when I had knee replacement surgery, it was my daily pep-talk that got me through it. Telling myself, I can do this, I’m strong. I’m healthy…it’s what helped me heal. At times during the recovery period, when I got depressed, just a few encouraging words changed the way I was feeling and filled me with hope.
Why give yourself a pep-talk?
Because you are you. Because you deserve. Because you can. Because it’s your life. Your choice. Because it’s good for you. Because it will elevate you, open your heart, help you to become aware and awake to yourself.
Every word that you say to yourself is either empowering or disempowering you, making you healthy or making you sick, it’s building you up or tearing you down. Every single word is influencing your mood, how you see yourself, feel yourself. How you see the world around you. Every word is influencing your experiences, and the actions you take.
Giving yourself a pep-talk is like feeding yourself some spiritual medicine.
Who hasn’t encouraged a friend, uplifted them with words like, you can do it. I’m so proud of you. You look great in that dress…A pep talk is not just reserved for others, and you don’t have to sit around and wait for anyone to come and tell you the warm, loving, encouraging words you want to hear. You tell them to yourself.
Every word that uplifts you, empowers you, opens you up to yourself, opens the way to your inner truth, is like planting a little miracle inside of you. Nourish yourself with a pep-talk, you’ll gain confidence, courage, trust in yourself. You’ll gain self-esteem. Giving yourself a pep-talk can help you heal, it’s a great motivating tool. It can get you through challenging times, it will fill you with happiness – I’m worthy of more. I’m proud of myself. I am fearless…there’s so much you can say to yourself. Do a google search to get ideas.
You are a magnificent miracle, blessed with the freedom of choice. You can live your highest or your lowest self, it’s your choice. Honor yourself, honor your life. Nourish yourself with goodness. Give yourself a pep-talk every day, talk to yourself in loving words because it’s your life and you deserve AMAZING!!!
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020