This week's intention is pretty dang straight-forward. Get your big kid pants on, 'cause we're hopping right into the mantra...
THIS WEEK'S INTENTION:
IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE THEIR OPINION OF ME
I gotta be real with you: I have a strong tendency to victimize myself. It's in my gosh darn DNA, dude! It's been my default my whole life...but I'm determined to change that.
When I feel myself falling into one of these thought patterns...
- Fear of judgment (body image babes, that's you)
- Fear of speaking up or setting boundaries
- Fear of being myself (or being TOO myself)
- Anger at someone else for not respecting my feelings
- Obsession over something I said (aka every conversation I've EVER had)
...I pick up this mantra.
No matter what you look like, your personality or your personal opinions, there will always be people out there who will judge you. Some people just feed on that shit (no judgments ;P).
When I remind myself that it's not my responsibility to change other people's opinions of me, I can FEEL the panicky fear shit evaporating off me.
Plus, it's impossible to control someone else's opinions. You can try, but bet your ass you'll lose yourself in the process (speaking from experience, boo).
Needing to be enough for anyone but you is a nasty addiction. Drop it like it's hot and pick up this mantra and a few deep breaths. Breathe that shit OUT!
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