Careful Words To Self

Looking back through the past months of tips, I am inspired by the wealth of information our members have to share! We truly are entrepreneurs with a nutrition heart!

“Careful of words to self” – that is the tip that I wish to share. If you haven’t read “The 4 Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, please take a meaningful hour to read and then months/years to savor.

His quoteable words: “Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.”

I have studied this premise and often use it with my eating disorder clients because if we are careful with our words to others, we first should be careful with how we speak to self.

As entrepreneurs, or hopeful entrepreneurs, we often repeat to ourselves what we fear, what our challenges are and where our failures lurk. This negativity is draining at best and self-fulfilling at worst! If we instead remind ourselves of our strengths, our past and possible future accomplishments, we are much more likely to actualize. We become stronger, more capable, and more confident, more accomplished and best yet, more positive with others!!

When we say supportive words to ourselves, we are likely to project positivity to those we work with, socialize with and live with! That spells success in any arena.

Tip of the Month: April 2014

Barb Andresen, RDN, LDN

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