It was recently suggested to me that I do positive self-affirmations when I look at myself in the bathroom mirror each morning. Like, write stuff on sticky notes and post it on the mirror.
I don’t know why that should be so difficult, but it is. I sometimes will say positive things out loud. More often than not, my thoughts when I look at myself are affirming. But the whole sticky note affirmation thing has met with deep resistance.
I have enough clutter in there; I don’t want more.
I would feel silly.
What would my kids think if they saw.
Yeah, I know they are pretty lame excuses.
I saw this graphic on a friend’s Facebook page and thought, this may be the kind if affirmation I should put up on the mirror:
I did not think of myself when I first saw that. I thought of a man I know (of course, it would be a man!). I would totally put that on his bathroom mirror. And if any man I love ever put that on my mirror, I would melt. I would not be thinking about clutter. I’d be thinking about leaving all my clothes on the floor.
So why shouldn’t I love my stubborn self that way?