So here we are in week 3 of our Living Well Wednesdays, and I’d like to start by introducing you to someone; a very mean someone–and its me!
Now I’m sure most of my friends would jump to my defense here, but they haven’t actually met this version of me (at least I hope not!). So let me introduce “me” to you, the same way I found “me” this week.
That Voice in My Head
It began on Monday morning, driving to work and listening to that little voice in my head–”well, you didn’t get much done this weekend did you? Didn’t walk the dog like you’re supposed to; ate too much chocolate; didn’t call your sister; AND what about those 2 pound you gained, huh?”
Well the voice went on from there and I had a hard time trying to sit up straight and enjoy the beautiful sun rise on my way in to the office. So in order to drown “me” out, I turned up the radio and concentrated on listening to that instead.
There is short radio piece each day called Character Counts, by Michael Josephson and on Monday he talked about kindness. Well, sitting there beating myself up, I realized that sometimes, I’m my own worst enemy! I was a sitting duck for all the abuse I was heaping on myself; if someone else were to say some of that stuff, I think know I would defend myself!
Miss Inner Demon
So this week, I plan on making friends with Miss Inner Demon–I’ll kill her with kindess! I’m also going to make sure this kindness gets spread around to everyone I come in contact with too. Smiling at a stranger, holding open a door, picking up something dropped–most of this stuff I do unconsciously, but I’m going to try to be more aware, so I can do it more often.
Maybe I can make someone else’s day a little brighter; and I know that it will make me feel better too! Happy Wednesday!