I've been reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz this month in my Fit For Life community (click here to join us!).
The Agreements are a personal code of conduct that transform our lives to experience more freedom, happiness, and love, and the First Agreement is "be impeccable with your word."
I personally strive to be a woman of integrity who avoids negative gossip or saying anything mean about another person, and I'm sure you're the same.
But there's a deeper component to being impeccable with your word that really hit me: it includes the words we say to OURSELVES.
Have you ever noticed the voices in your head?
Maybe they aren't as positive as you'd like them to be.
When you talk to yourself, is your inner voice positive, encouraging, and loving? Or does it tear you down and tell you that you're fat//ugly//unlovable//not good enough?
As women, we tend to be our own worst critics.
"Being impeccable with your word is not using your word against yourself.
You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word."
One way we can unlock more happiness and self love instantly is to start talking to ourselves with a positive tone of voice.
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
You are enough.
You are doing amazing things.
You are loved.
Let's promise to not only be a positive and supportive friend/wife/daughter/sister ... but a positive and supportive friend to OURSELVES, too!
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