Let’s talk about LIVING LARGE today, y’all. By that I mean, no longer pushing yourself down or shutting yourself up or squeezing yourself into the box of acceptability . . . and, instead, busting out with all your dreams blazing, fully present to your truth, voicing it and living it out loud!
In what ways do you feel yourself thinking or speaking or acting small? How do you shrink yourself to fit specific situations or relationships because you’re afraid people will abandon you if you show up the way you really want to?
Change starts with awareness. If we want to end the pattern of living small, one step we can take is recognizing some of the untruths we tell ourselves that enable us to disappear. We need to catch ourselves thinking and using the words and phrases that limit who we are . . . and choose new, courageous self-talk.
If you could pinpoint just one “living small” word or phrase that you’ve been feeding yourself, possibly for a really long time, what would it be? Words like “lazy,” “boring,” “ugly,” “stupid” may sound familiar. Here are a few phrases that might resonate with you too:
“If I say anything now, I’ll just upset all my friends.”
“I don’t believe I’m acting this way, I should be so ashamed!”
“Everyone here is so cool, I don’t know even know what to say.”
What’s one of your “living small” words or phrases you’d like to shift? What’s the fresh replacement message you’d like to nourish yourself with?