I’ve struggled with holding myself up to unreasonable standards my whole life. I’m my own hardest critic and when I don’t meet the standards in my head (which is quite often…usually 90% of the time) the cycle of negativity begins. One criticism or situation can trigger a whirlwind of negative thoughts. A beautiful day becomes un-done. Today I stumbled upon the quote below and it spoke measures to my heart.
Watch your thoughts for they become words. watch your words for they become actions. watch your actions, for they become habits. What your habits for they become your character. Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.- Unknown
I need to capture the negative thoughts as soon as they enter and replace them with whatever is lovely.