30 Day Challenge

Today I realized that my work this last month has actually changed me!

I was in the break room writing some cards, when two ladies came in and asked me about my fitbug.  I was telling them how it worked.  I was initially being funny and I said that with the fitbug tracking my activity that I realized that I am even more awesome than I already thought.

While I was talking to them a guy had come into the room.  He's new and nice.  I had already introduced him to my personality by suggesting that he decorate his office.  We talked and laughed.

Well, after he heard me in the break room he said "So you think you are awesome."  as he laughed.  My normal response would contain sarcasm, but my response today was easy and honest.

I said, "Yes, I get up everyday and look in the mirror and say AWESOME!"  He smiled and as he left the room.

The truth is I have been and today I believe it.  It was easy!  It felt natural!

Inside I thought, "Wow, this really works!"  My negative self-talk is slowly getting turned around.

30 day challenge number one:

For this first challenge I want you to look yourself in the eye and say out loud to yourself in the mirror 5 positive affirmations.  You choose them.  I am choosing 5 things that counter the negative programmed thoughts that go through my head everyday.  I am keeping mine short.

  1. Awesome! (with feeling, fake it 'til you make it)
  2. I am enough!
  3. I am lovable!
  4. I am worthy!
  5. I love you!

What are the 5 things you need to be reminded of everyday?  Tell me how it is going.

I will check in and give you updates on how this is practice is going and how it feels.  It is going to be awkward at first, but just keep going and see if it changes you default thoughts about yourself.

Join me in this challenge.  Comment if you are going to give it a try.

Try it throughout the day when you are touching up your make-up or washing you hands.

Tell me who is joining me on this journey for these 30 days?  


This journey is coming to it's 30th day soon.  I have to say that I'm comfortable looking at myself in the mirror and saying loving things.  I think if these can become a natural way of thinking for me even big changes will come.  I have to say that almost 50 years of ripping myself apart doesn't completely go away in the 30 days, but there is progress.

Did you join me on this journey?  How did it go?
May 2014 Challenge

Time to step out of my comfort zone.  I am going to the Fort Worth Opera this weekend.  I have never been to the opera, and I am going alone. I am going to network before, see Pearl Fishers at 7:30 and then an after party with the  performers.  I am hoping to make some friends.

Saturday at 7:30 is the Cosi fan Tutte and after party.

Sunday at 2:00 is Silent Night

I am looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

What are you going to try this month that is outside of your comfort zone?  New job? New hobby? Re-entering the dating world? Scheduling white time?