As you know, I am always focusing on your Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, and Spiritually Fit Rooms thanks to a wonderful Indigenous friend, Cliff, who has helped me shape this beautiful format.
With each 4 part series, I am trying to get us continually thinking outside of the box. So far, we’ve looked at how each of the 4 Rooms are impacted by:
Series 1: Hangovers (these are caused by a lot more than just overindulging in alcohol!)
Series 2: Paying Attention to the feedback (this involves more than what we see or feel inside but also how we notice others are reacting to us)
Series 3: Unhealthy Habits(I’m sure you’ll be surprised to know what some of these are.)
Series 4: Listeningto what your rooms are trying to tell you (they truly are a wonderful source of information if only we give them the chance to speak to us!)
Series 5: Survival Mode (What is it? How does each room tell us we are in it? How can we get out of it?)
and most recently
Series 6: Reinvesting In You (Fall is a great time to spend time on yourself)
Series 7, which starts today, asks Where Are You Giving Away Your Power?
This particular series is about how is it that you give away your power? That’s an interesting question, isn’t it?
So let’s walk into your Mentally Fit Room. Where are you giving away your power?
You are sitting at a meeting and you observe someone who is really articulate and expressing themselves very well. Then you think “Oh gosh I will I could be like them! I am really not good at that”. So what are we doing? Comparing ourselves. Giving away our power. CHECK! ✅
You see someone across the way and you think “Oh look at the body on that person. They are so sculpted. I can’t believe they are in such great shape.” And just like that, I’ve just given away my power. CHECK! ✅
You see a group of colleagues off to the side chatting and before you know it, you think “I don’t feel part of the group”. And just like that, I’ve given away my power. CHECK! ✅
See, it’s the story that we tell ourselves, that can either inspire or expire our lives.
It can either inspire and help us feel more confident, more at peace, and more relaxed within our spirit Or, we can feel more disconnected from other people and feel not as good about ourselves.
By now I’m sure you know that I’m a 7 Day kind of gal so it should come as no surprise that I’m going to challenge you to do something over the next 7 days.
My invitation to you is to really do that inventory. Start to pay attention to some of the themes that are going on in your mind, where in fact your thoughts, the space you are renting in your head, are giving away your power.
When you give away your power, oftentimes it is because we are not loving ourselves enough. What I want you to be thinking about is “What is the main theme that is showing up in my thoughts where I am giving away my power” and “how am I going to counterbalance that?”
We know the two most powerful words in the English language are “I AM“.
So maybe if I’m not feeling smart enough I need to change that to “I AM smart enough” or “I AM engaged in lots of reading and new things so I AM stretching my mind and my education.’ Maybe it’s that we are going to do something outside the box.
Whatever it is, it starts in the thinking.
I’d love it if you could let me know what you are going to try in the comments. It is so wonderful when we can all share and learn together.
BE more kind to yourself.
BE more compassionate.
Be more forgiving.
Be more loving.
Remember, you are a Powerhouse.
Resilient Leadership Speaker, Author, Coach & Retreat Facilitator
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