Ever heard that phrase, “s/he’s starting to believe his own hype?”
Welp, while I don’t have that problem (or any hype to speak of), I’ve realized in my recent “stress overhaul” that I have a tendency to take every sideways glance or morsel of negative feedback to heart.
And then, I take it to soul, and mind, and then I rub it all over myself, and then I wash my hair with it, and then I imprint it on my memory Jacob-Renesmee style and carry it around in a bag that’s duct-taped to my mitts like I’m playing a really un-fun game of Edward Forty-hands.
I’m sensitive, OK?
But that’s not cool! It’s not cool to let that stuff in. It’s not helpful.
I’m pretty vocal about my flaws. I suck at cooking. I also suck at cooking. (Did I mention I suck at cooking?) There are others.
Like Michael Scott, I’m not perfect.
I know I’m not the only one that spends too much time stressing about the negative things. So it’s time for all of us to acknowledge our great qualities. OUT LOUD.
I’m good at getting to the heart of problems. I’m a great listener. I’m a talented writer. I’m a great wife and companion.
And now, I want YOU to tell me something that is awesome about YOU. I’m serious. Let’s spend some time today recognizing and SAYING OUT LOUD the awesome qualities we’ve all got in spades. It’s a no-negativity Tuesday.
What are you good at? What’s awesome about YOU? I want to hear (er, read) you say it!
Balanced Bites Podcast #439: Elise Loehnen talks On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to be Good
Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify #439: Elise Loehnen is the New York Times Best Selling Author of On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly