There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
Day One: Listen
The best way to start this self-esteem challenge is to listen to your inner voice. Not the harmful, painful critic inside your head, but the voice telling you what you need to feel good. This is what you must focus on today – what in the world makes you feel good about yourself? For each thing you come up with, I want you to decide whether this is something within your control, or not…
What makes me feel good about myself:
- Getting exercise (I can control)
- People liking me (I cannot control)
- Spending time with my family (I can control)
- Getting some down time (I can control)
- Sleeping well (I can control most of the time!)
- Being in good shape (I can control)
- Trying something new (I can control)
- Looking great in photos (I cannot control, although filters help!)
Now, there are bound to be things that we cannot control. I am a total people pleaser (something I’m working on) and photos can really make a difference to how I feel about myself – hence why I review all tags on social media!
Today is the day to think about what you can control. There should be some things on your list that make you feel good about yourself that are within your control. These are the things you need to do more of, and dedicate time for. Make a physical or mental note of these, and keep coming back to them and reminding yourself to take control of your happiness.
If you blog, please share your own list, or comment below, it’d be great to know other people are taking up this challenge.
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