A while ago I wrote about the practice about "Mirror Work." popularized by late Louise Hay.
Essentially, the practice is to look at yourself in the mirror, right into your eyes, say your name and say, "I love you, I really love you." This, according Hay, is to reconnect with the inner child, and begin that practice of self love.
The technique is good, but there are variations on this, and the one I like to insert while I'm looking into the mirror is the one from Pam Grout.
Grout, as I've mentioned here before, says that the first thing she does when she gets out of bed is to exclaim, "Something amazing is going to happen today!" The she goes about her day.
When I get out of bed, sometimes I do the same, I forget, or I'm focused on something else. But when I get to the bathroom, I make the practice a habit.
I'm really going out on a limb here, but I'll be that you're one of several people that, as part of your morning routine, 1) go to the bathroom, 2) brush your teeth, 3) comb your hair, 4) put on your deodorant 5) shave or 6) put on your makeup.
For each one of these, you're in front of a mirror.
Just combine the practices. The mirror has you captive given the stuff you have to do to get ready. Say, "I love you and something amazing is going to happen today!"
And please smile when you do this. This may be the biggest part of this process. Without the smile, we will likely look into the mirror and say something like this:
Doesn't exactly capture the spirit of the exercise, you know?
SMILE AT YOURSELF LIKE YOU REALLY LOVE YOU!!!! SAY YOUR NAME OUT LOUD!!!
AND SCREAM THAT SOMETHING AMAZING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY!!!!!
Pump your fists in the air! Bust a move! Blow yourself a kiss!
It shakes you out of your cynicism and your funk. Your steps into your world have bounce.
Get into this habit. You're not always going to believe it. Some days, you may not want to believe any of it.
Just go for it. It gets better, easier, and something you'll look forward to doing. It will.
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Talk to you soon!