What do you say to your bathroom mirror?


Find out about the power of language..

Twenty years ago I attended a professional speaking talk given by a little old lady in her seventies.

(At the time I thought that 70 was quite old, but have since revised that opinion!).

This lady described her morning ritual in delightful detail. She rolled out of bed, tottered to the bathroom, looked in the mirror and said out loud “Good morning Gorgeous” seven times.

Why seven times? Her answer was that there were often two or three challenging events in the average day, but rarely as many as seven. So seven repetitions were more than enough to keep her positive.

Why “Good Morning Gorgeous”?

Isn’t that a crazy extreme way to start the day? Her reply was that positive language set the tone for the day. It created and encouraged her positive mindset.

What will you choose?

I have suggested to multiple patients that they too can start their day in the bathroom with “Good Morning Gorgeous”. Most have been shocked and quite uncomfortable at the thought.

Why such a response? I suspect it is that many people do not feel lovable, worthy or deserving, often as a result of childhood programming.

Self- Criticism or Self Praise?

Your mind responds to the language that you use in a yes or no manner. Whatever you say is understood as being true.

Words such as difficult, impossible, falling apart, exhausted or hopeless reinforce a negative outlook.

Saying that you are loveable, gorgeous, deserving, worthy, special, deserving, pretty, handsome, confident, strong, liberated or clever will help you enjoy and achieve much more in your life.

What this means to you

If you find it difficult to have self praise or receive compliments in your life, it may well be a symptom of emotional blocks.

You can address these underlying emotional blocks. Whether you do or not is your choice. You might like to test yourself out with the little old lady’s bathroom mirror ritual and make a decision.

You are welcome to ask me for recommendations that will help you improve or modify some of your past programming. There are plenty of options including Journaling, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and counselling.

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