Do you look in the mirror and begin to judge the person looking back at you? It can sometimes be difficult not to; right? Whenever possible, avoid self-judgement and boost your confidence instead.
Let's take a minute to see how this might influence our lives.
I'm currently going through a daily meditation series with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. They offer them a few times per year and I always enjoy starting my day off with a meditation session. You can learn more here and get signed up for the next one.
In today’s meditation, we looked at how to heal self-judgment. Self-judgment is the compromised belief that gives rise to feelings of guilt, shame, self-criticism, and self-recrimination. Self-judgment happens when one part of our divided self judges another part of us.
Instead of our self functioning as an integrated whole, it fights and resists itself.
This leaves us feeling divided, depleted, and unhappy – the opposite of our core belief “I am fulfilled.”
I am interested in self-judgement because I've noticed that when we judge ourselves, we are not usually judged in a positive way. We tend to be very critical of ourselves, and often, not very forgiving.
If we were to ask a friend to judge us in the same way, we might be surprised to a very different response.
Perhaps our friend would be more likely to comment on how friendly and helpful we are, artistically talented, or even a pleasure to be with.
Boost your confidence
Can you look in the mirror at your wonderful self and share a compliment or two? Or, do you look in the mirror and feel shame, guilt, and lack of self-worth?
This is a really important question because you will become what you believe.
If you believe you are a person worthy of love, money, and a joyful live, that is just what you'll get.
If you believe you are a person who is unlovable, life is always unfair, and each day will bring nothing but stress and frustration, that is just what you'll get.
My challenge to you today, is to stop by the mirror each day for 30 days, and give yourself a smile, a compliment, and a kind thought. See if you don't begin to notice things changing in your life.
You may notice people returning your smile, showing more of an interest in who you are, and wanting to do business with you.
Although it may seem a little awkward at first, but that's okay, it's just between you and the person in the mirror! 🙂
Comment below and let me know how you avoid self-judgement and boost your confidence.
Live. Love. Laugh. Avoid self-judgement.
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