Finish the Sentence: I am ________


Have you ever noticed that sometimes we believe things that aren’t true?

Sometimes we even believe things that are a BIG LIE.

If I walked up to you and told you how beautiful you are today, you would probably not agree with me. You would probably start pointing out all the ways that isn’t true. 

Last year for Mother’s Day I bought a bunch of socks for the mothers in my life, and I kept a pair for me.  My socks say “I Am Beautiful” right on the toes and on the soles of the feet.  I see them when I put them on and when I am walking around.

At first I thought they were a little dumb, but then after a while I looked forward to putting them on and I started repeating out loud, “I am beautiful today”. Then I started announcing that I was wearing my “Beautiful” socks that day. After that I started thinking about how it is true that I am beautiful, and how grateful I am for my beautiful body and mind.

I never consciously decided that I wasn’t beautiful or that parts of me are ugly or that my body wasn’t good enough because it’s broken.  It was something that just snuck up on me.  Every time I would walk by a mirror and catch a glimpse of myself I would grimace and wish something was different.  Over time I trained my brain to believe that I wasn’t beautiful by repeating negative thoughts to myself day after day for years and years.

It was was not true!  In fact it was a BIG LIE!

For the past few months I have been practicing “I AM” statements – and they really work!   One of the nicest things about being a life coach is that I am my own best customer.  As an empty nester myself, while I have been developing my coaching program about “Discovering Who You Are In Your Empty Nest“, I try everything out on me first.  If it works for me, then I want to share it with you.  This has been an amazing exercise for me and I realized how often I said things about myself that I didn’t want to believe and that weren’t even true.  I’ve really worked hard at catching myself when I start talking negatively in my mind about myself.

Think about how you would finish the below sentence:

I am _____________________________.

What would you write on the line?  Is is true?
Is it what you want to believe about yourself?

For the next few days, notice how often you say “I am” and see if what follows is what you want?   
Are these the thoughts you want to create for yourself?

Be Beautiful!

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