My two youngest daughters have a strategy to help them remember what’s most important. They write on their mirrors with dry erase markers. Sometimes they make a list of things to remember for the next day at school or what to pack for a trip. Sometimes it’s a quote or one-liner that boosts their spirit. My middle daughter, Emily, has some inspirational quotes written around the outside of her round mirror.
Writing on a mirror is how we talk to ourselves. We can only see what’s written when we see ourselves. What do you tell yourself when you look in the mirror? Are you proud of the messages you hear? Do they inspire you to be your best self? Do they boost your spirit?
Here are nine statements you could write on your mirror. Only some of them will apply to you and what you need today to be the best, most healthy version of yourself.
My feelings, needs, and wants matter.
I deserve to pursue what I want just as much as anyone else.
How someone responds to me doesn’t define me.
I am smart and capable. Others can be too if I let them.
I can be most helpful when people ask me first.
Being available for others is more important than doing it for them.
Sometimes it’s better to be effective than right.
I am not a quitter. That’s admirable.
When I affirm the best in people, I will get the best from them.
Which ones do you need to hear every day? Which ones will help you be your best self? What will you write on your mirror today? I’d love to hear your comments.
Copyright Next Element Consulting, LLC 2016
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