The title is a thought I had a few years ago.
It’s amazing the lies I’ve told myself over the years. Lies I believed despite the facts reality consistently put in front of me. I’d be willing to bet you’ve told yourself a few whoppers over the years as well.
I got to thinking about this on the drive back from the hubby’s place. I want to issue a challenge. Try this – tell yourself the absolute truth once a day every day in November. You don’t have to DO anything different or tell anyone your truths. Perhaps jotting them down though would be a good idea, but certainly, that’s not a mandatory part of the challenge. Nope, I simply want you to muster up the courage to tell yourself the truth.
- I really don’t care how much I weigh.
- I’m only doing this because I want him / her / them to like / accept me.
- My mother / father really is abusive.
- I feel better when I…
- I’m sad.
- I’m so freakin’ happy.
- I don’t want to be friends with him / her / them anymore.
- I would much rather be fishing.
- I don’t like the way my (insert person or thing here) behaves.
- I’d love to start my own business for real.
- It really is only about the sex.
- I really want that.
- I’m afraid.
- I am worthy no matter what he / she / they say
- I don’t want to go to my / his / her parent’s place for the holidays this year.
- Sometimes, I really wish – I didn’t have kids / I would have had kids.
- I drink too much when I’m in these situations.
- I like taking naps.
And so on. No judgement, no critique, no “oh but I shouldn’t feel this way / think like that…” Just the truth.
Don’t know if it’ll set you free as “they” say, but I know that once I started telling my own truths, I couldn’t help but change for my good. I stopped so many of the negative behaviors that had caused me grief over the years. I came to accept all of me, as I was (as I am, as I continue to grow into being). I’m betting the same thing can happen for you. But it starts with being able to tell yourself the truth.