The link below is to a video following up on last week’s “How do we talk to ourselves when we look in the mirror?” Apparently I wasn’t paying attention to my own words.
Video Link: I Didn’t Watch My Words
Here’s the text from the video:
Hi Everyone. Thank you for the great response to last week’s video on
“Watching your Words,” on how we talk to ourselves when we look in the mirror.
Before we move on, apparently, I need to go back and watch that video again.
This past weekend our granddaughters were over, and we were all playing out in the backyard. Before I go on let me give a shout out to my oldest granddaughter, who apparently likes to watch Grammy on these videos. So, hi Daphne! Grammy loves you.
Anyway, Daphne and her little sister were over and we’re all playing in the backyard and then afterwards my daughter posted some pictures on Facebook. And I saw one picture of me, and immediately started criticizing how fat I looked and how big I looked.
My husband stopped me and he said, “Is that all you see?”
I sheepishly said, “Well, no. I see our beautiful granddaughters.”
And he said, “I see a Grammy out there kicking the ball with her granddaughters.”
And he has a point. I was out there playing with them and running around and kicking the ball. I wasn’t sitting on the sidelines.
But it shocked me how quickly and easily I fell back into the self-criticism mode of talking badly about myself after looking at one picture. Even when you’re watching out for how you watch your words, how you talk to yourself, you can slip back into the negative cycle.
We all have value. We all have a purpose, and the purpose of that day was me being a good Grammy. They didn’t care that I looked fat, they were glad I was out there participating.
So, I’m back to the drawing board, I need to watch my words and watch how I talk to myself.
Now, did I fail because I had this lapse? No, but it is something you need to pay attention to… I need to pay attention to. It can happen so easily.
So, we’re back on the cycle of positivity. We’re back on the cycle of I have value. And I have a purpose, and I have a meaning. And if I’m so unhappy with how I look, then I could go out and do something about it. So, stop the negativity.
Today’s the day to choose joy, and to believe in yourself and to believe in your purpose.