Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep. The time I hit the pillow should provide me with relief from a busy day, but often times it is an opportunity for me to think about a zillion things that I was too busy to think about during the day. At other times, I wake in the night and have trouble falling back to sleep. I woke yesterday at 5:30AM. Not the kind of wake-up that is slow and groggy, but the eyes wide open in an instant kind of wake-up. My mind started going and there was no way to stop it!
Anyway, I began thinking about a variety of things, but for some reason I remember thinking about the saying, "I am what I say I am." Years ago I took a Franklin Covey workshop and what I remember most is that we should visualize our goals, etc. and that would help us to reach them. If you see yourself as a success, then you will be a success...that kind of stuff. I began thinking about how negative self-talk not only affects me, but those around me. If I tell myself that I am going to have a positive day and be kind to others, then more than likely I will live up to that. If I load myself down with negative self-talk, then I won't be so positive toward myself or others. I believe we live up to expectations, especially our own. Just thought I would share...
Have a blessed day!
"What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe." ~Mike Murdock
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