Don't Listen... Don't Forget...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I just read a passage by Rhonda Byrne and wanted to share it with you...

"Don't listen if someone says you are less than anyone else. Don't listen if someone says you are limited in any way. Don't listen if someone says you can't do what you love to do and earn a living from it. Don't listen if someone says you are not as valuable and worthy as the greatest human beings who've lived. Don't listen if someone says you are not good enough now and you have to prove yourself in life. Don't listen if someone says you can't have what you love or do what you love or be what you love. If you believe it, you put limits on yourself, but more importantly, it is not true! There is not a single thing that is too good for you, or too good to be true." ~ Rhonda Byrne

After reading this, I feel like a child who has just been given an uplifting boost or pep talk... All too often, we unintentionally (and sometimes subconsciously) convince ourselves that the negative spoken words of others is the absolute truth... or how about the negative self-talk that we ourselves perpetuate and then adopt as truths, when, in fact, they are nothing more than self-sabotaging lies?

I feel like I've learned so much about myself this past year, but the one thing that astonishes me is that, even after having learned so much, after having adopted so many healthful habits, after vowing to consistently undertake this healthful lifestyle, that I can still forget what I've learned and fall into old habits.

It's very frustrating for me because, intellectually, I KNOW that making healthy choices helps me; I KNOW that taking vitamins and drinking all my water is a must; I KNOW that I have a more optimistic outlook when I honor and nurture myself. And yet... every so often... I forget.

Like a wise SparkFriend told me, I don't know why it happens... I just know that it does...

So I've decided to be better equipped for those forgetful episodes when they come around by creating a DON'T FORGET List, so that when I have those obstacles or those challenges, I can pull my list out and remind myself of my goals, triumphs, and truths.

Today I will start with these few:

DON'T FORGET how good it feels to have your clothes fit loosely.
DON'T FORGET how pretty your face looks when you are eating nutritiously and drinking all your water.
DON'T FORGET how a healthful lifestyle yields optimism in your life.
DON'T FORGET that every single day, you have a choice and that it's really not all that difficult to choose well.
DON'T FORGET that you are so very worth the effort.

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