Lately, I have been repeating a version of the phrase, “I can’t.” Sometimes it’s “I just can’t” other times it’s “I can’t do it.” In any case it’s time to rewrite the narrative. Have you ever seen that video where someone talks negatively to their plant? If not, you should look it up. Study shows a major difference in how plants grow if they are showered with positivity or bullied. It made me think about how just the repetition of how “I can’t” was affecting my body and mind. Time to rewrite the narrative and say I CAN!
I had the opportunity to take a mini-workshop with Amina AlTai, a holistic business and mindset coach on Monday afternoon. She introduced the idea of ‘limiting beliefs’ which is basically a story we tell ourselves that blocks us from moving forward or achieving a goal. We looked at areas in our business and then gave a ranking of satisfaction in those areas. We then selected the area with the lowest satisfaction and identified the limiting belief. What are the stories we have been telling ourselves and how do they continue to sabotage? Where should we be rewriting the narrative?
I encourage you to look at your own life – personal, business, it doesn’t matter. Where are you bullying yourself? What’s holding you back? Where can you say “I Can?” I am going to keep the reflection going with my weekly lists. Care to join me? Let’s go!
1. To not be so tired
2. More work
3. Building approval for my renovation
4. Time and energy to write
5. A mani-pedi
1. Warm, sunny days
2. My friend, Jenny for potential travel
3. My mother for working her magic at Best Buy
4. Laundry in my building
5. Coffee and GIN!
1. Lots of students in my yoga class on Monday
2. Sticking to my no plastic plan
3. Throwing away old makeup
4. Scheduling social time this week
5. My dad’s birthday TODAY! Happy Birthday, Pops!
That’s it, folks. Feel free to question, comment and add your own lists below. Here’s to rewriting the narrative and having a very fulfilling week.