The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take -
The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.
Happy Hump Day!
Many people may feel like words affect them on an emotional level.
Do you feel that way?
Someone expressing kindness may make them feel good, while negativity may bring them down.
There is scientific evidence to back up these experiences.
Specifically, researchers discovered positive words can help people perform better on exercise tests.
A 2021 study found that verbal encouragement, specifically the words “go, go, go” and “go as far as you can,” improved performance on a balance test for people experiencing chronic ankle instability.
The words didn’t improve performance for the control group of people without ankle instability.
Researchers proposed that a psychological component, such as fear, may stop people from performing at their best while experiencing an injury.
But encouraging words may help them overcome those fears.
The results were similar in a 2020 study looking at the effects of a sports teacher’s encouraging words to teen players during small games.
The games played with encouragement from the teacher resulted in increased physical intensity,
greater enjoyment, and a more positive mood state among the players.
Since last week was the start of the baseball season, these encouraging words should be used; go, go, go” and “go as far as you can.
So, GO, GO, GO TAMPA BAY RAYS, GO AS FAR AS YOU CAN!
This week we will continue over from last week on how words affect our health.
So, let us start with the word –SELF-WORTH.
Some people will like you for no reason, some people will not like you for no reason.
Whom you choose to spend the most time, thoughts, and effort on depends exactly on how much you like yourself.
Just by staying near people who treat you poorly, you are telling them it is okay to do so.
Keep close to you only the people who treat you well.
Sometimes your greatest teachers in life had no idea just what they taught you, especially those who treated you the worst.
The day you said I deserve better than this was the day you graduated from their class.
There are two paths to self-worth.
One begins with a real or perceived lack of support, love, or encouragement in childhood.
As a child becomes an adult, they must decide to have something that was never fostered or nurtured.
This is difficult to overcome because there is a false belief that if their parents, the two people who knew them the most and should have loved them the most, did not actually love them.
How could anyone who truly knows them love them?
The challenges are letting people in and becoming comfortable with the vulnerability that is love.
The second path to self-worth begins with a real or perceived abundance of support, love, or encouragement in childhood.
As the child becomes an adult, they are accustomed to being loved, approved of, and validated in the home.
When they are rejected, it is so completely foreign to them that they may be drawn into trying to prove their worth to this job, friend, or relationship.
They cannot understand why they are not loved.
The challenges are realizing that rejection does not mean there is a need to change the self to become acceptable to another and discovering worth that is independent of the agreement or disagreement of others.
Neither path is easy.
Neither path is impossible to navigate.
It may take experiencing a few of the same kinds of relationships before a pattern is recognized.
Even then, if the person concludes that all women are emotional, or all men are liars; then they are missing the lesson.
If and only if they recognize their part in allowing the mistreatment to continue and they assess the reason why, they will be freed from the obstacle of lack of self-worth.
The pitfall is to become trapped in wondering what would have happened had their childhood been different.
No matter how it was, there would still be the other side to face in adult relationships.
Challenges to self-worth would arise in the form of either, that is all I have ever known, or I have never experienced this before.
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
AN ACT OF KINDNESS can brighten the day of a stranger.
When we give, we also receive the gift of joy.
Think about a time when you gave from your heart.
Do you remember the way it made you feel?
Now think about a time when you randomly received something.
How did the surprise change your day?
Think of a way you can deliver a random act of kindness today to infuse the day with happiness.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Dan and I have started back bouncing and walking to Walk at Home YouTube.
It is always important to change your routine around you but continue keeping a healthy lifestyle.
For us, that may be walking through a park, walking in a mall, or going to the gym and just staying home, bouncing, and walking to Walk at Home with YouTube.
This also includes daily meditation and twice a week Tai Chi.
If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.
Until Thursday, the more you see your own worth, the less you care about the opinions of people who do not value you much, and the more you are able to appreciate those who do.
EVEN IF IT IS ONLY WENDESDAY, MAKE IT A WONDERFUL ONE.