Change and Self Concept

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neon_sign,_%22CHANGE%22.jpg

 

While it’s scary to make changes, sometimes it’s even scarier when the changes actually start happening and Life begins to improve.

Sometimes we are so invested in a certain “reality”, such as living hand-to-mouth or always struggling or settling for crumbs, that when conditions begin to change and improve, it can be very disconcerting.  It’s unfamiliar territory for us and we may automatically think that we’re headed for some sort of obliteration and death.

All this is, though, is just a red flag telling us that our self-concept needs updating.  Once we work on revising it, we realize we’ve stepped into MORE life, not less!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Think-positive.jpg

Your homework today is to be aware of when you’re feeling uncomfortable. Can you trace it back to an outmoded idea of who you are and what you thought you deserved? Work on revising this to be more compatible with where you are now in your journey.

Some suggestions for updating and revising old self-concepts are:

~Mirror work: choosing your favorite Power Phrases and Pep Words and repeating those enthusiastically as you look at yourself in the mirror—of course with a big smile on your face!

~Celebrate yourself no matter how humble or small or slow the progress;

~Being mindful of the thoughts you are thinking and when you notice the old thought patterns have started up, immediately stop them and fill your mind with your favorite Pep Words and Power Phrases. Also, remind yourself of the achievements and progress you are making.

You can do it, I’m sure of it!

I’m so proud of you—you’re awesome!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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