It was easy for me to decide what to do for my happiness project this month: Language.
More specifically: kind words.
Over the last couple of months, I have found myself engaging in negative self talk more than usual. Sometimes this looks like me saying, “I was late, ugh I’m the worst.” Now if I really think about it, being late obviously doesn’t make me the worst. I don’t even believe that of myself, but it’s not a good habit to have no matter what I truly believe.
I have had intense feelings of self doubt at times. Over the span of April and May, I will be traveling over 30 days! These long travels have made it hard for me to put the same amount of time into my blog that I am used to. I try not to focus on numbers, but there are times when I find myself engaging in a negative spiral.
“I feel horrible that I am neglecting my blog. My blog isn’t going to go anywhere.”
Obviously these thoughts can get pretty dramatic, and none of them are rooted in truth.
In May, I am going to be focusing on my self talk. I don’t want to be rooted in criticism and negativity. I want to be rooted in self compassion and peace.
I have made a list of words and phrases that don’t serve me, and they will not have place in my life in May(or hopefully ever again).
In addition to taking these phrases out of my vocabulary, I will be speaking life giving affirmations in the morning and night. Here are some affirmations that I believe will bring me energy, hope and truth:
Here is to a month filled with a little extra kindness!