How many of you say or think to yourself, “I cannot have fun or relax until the weekend comes” only to find out when the weekend rolls around, you’re too tired to relax or you have an emotional hangover from the past workweek? That is not how you are supposed to love yourself! As a matter of fact, it is disrespectful to treat yourself that way! So, why do we do this week after week and let ourselves get away with this? Maybe it is because we don’t realize what we are doing or maybe we don’t know there are choices we can make to change this behavior.
Today, I want to challenge you to ask yourself what are your beliefs about having fun and relaxing? Do they sound a little like this, “If I relax that means I am lazy, everybody else feels this way, life is hard and I don’t have time for fun.”? If so, the next thing to do is ask yourself who these beliefs belong to? Possibility your parents or did you make them up based on a past experience you’ve had?
Here are 3 ways to challenge these beliefs and enjoy your life to the fullest:
- If you’re not sure what your current beliefs are, sit for an hour and listen to your thoughts. Think about why you think the way you do.
- Now that you know your beliefs, if they are negative, change them! Challenge yourself not to keep that old negative story up and make a new positive one for yourself!
- Lastly, love yourself enough to practice daily being aware of your beliefs! Consciously stop yourself from playing back those old negative stories in your head, and replace those with your new positive ones!