Yesterday, when I was cutting up mangoes for my kids to eat, my daughter, Elexas, said, “Just thinking about eating that gives me a sour feeling at the back of my mouth and now my mouth is watering”.
I explained to both of my kids, that this experience shows us how powerful our thoughts are. Our thoughts are so powerful, that one simple thought can affect our physical body.
If you can just think of a mango, and cause a physical response in the body, how are your other thoughts and self talk affecting your body?
Every single day, we talk to ourselves in our heads more than we talk to anyone else. Are your constant thoughts and conversations with yourself positive or negative? Because whether they’re positive or negative, they’re creating physical responses in your body.
Signs of aging and skin conditions often create negative self talk. Especially as women, our society and self-esteem are so focused on our appearance, that when we don’t feel we look our best, we really start to beat ourselves up. But at what point was it collectively decided that our worthiness comes from our physical appearance?
My specialty is skin, yet when someone walks in my treatment room with a face full of acne, I look beyond the acne breakouts to the health of the skin. I can easily see the beauty in someone beyond their temporary flaws. Shouldn’t we all do that for each other, especially ourselves?
I tell clients that the flaws they see in the mirror, are often flaws that no one else even notices. And if the people around you point out your physical flaws to you, are those people you really want in your life? Because the people who truly matter see your internal beauty, not your physical flaws, and so should you.
We will all end up with wrinkles, saggy boobs, and stretch marks. It’s inevitable, not naturally preventable.
Every negative thing you say to yourself creates a negative response in your body. So go look in the mirror and find something you like about yourself. Smile and say something positive out loud. You are beautiful, regardless of your flaws. Please know that and tell yourself that daily.
And to the moms out there, remember you’re a mirror image for your kids. How you treat yourself is how they will treat themselves! Let’s work hard to raise a large group of confident, healthy kids that love themselves!
Sending you an abundance of positive thoughts today!