W.A.I.T.

Good Morning Friends!

I am thankful for an acronym I came across that I absolutely love:

W A I T :

What Am I Thinking? 

What AI Telling Myself?

It may seem weird that thinking about what we are thinking about doesn’t come naturally, but it doesn’t!  It is completely normal to go along in life naively believing most of the thoughts that are in our heads.  It is instinctive to participate in our own brain chatter without being aware of just how it is impacting us. The problem is, a huge percentage of our thoughts do NOT serve us!!

I’m thankful for the ability to WAIT, to take a step back and observe the thoughts that are repeating in our mind.  Humans are the only species in the animal kingdom that can actually do this, and it is an ability we must practice, hone and strengthen.  Stopping for a second, when we realize we are feeling a strong emotion, waiting and checking in with our thoughts by asking, “What am I thinking? What am I telling myself?” is such an important way to live!!

Viktor Frankl stated it like this, 

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  

In that space is our power to choose our response.  

In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”    

The only way we can recognize that space and use it to respond vs react, to grow vs stagnate, is to W. A. I. T.  

Friends, my challenge for you this week is to let strong emotion be the trigger to W. A. I. T.  Our bodies are the key, because our bodies are where we feel and recognize emotion.  As we learn to process emotions and get really familiar with what they feel like in our bodies, it becomes much easier to recognize them and W. A. I. T.

Do you find this difficult to do? Are you up for taking my challenge? Let me know how it goes.

Remember, YOU ARE DESIGNED FOR GREATNESS!!

Rooting for you always,

Candice 

PS

For all you Warrior Mama’s out there raising daughters in this overly body conscious and sexualized world, I have a free PDF you need to read!  “10 things to NEVER do if you want to raise a Confident Daughter with a Healthy Body Image.”  Let’s help our daughters become stronger and more resilient than we ever were!!