Do you go to the gym? Why? To relieve stress or maintain health and fitness? I love to exercise and can’t wait to get out and hit the pavement or pickup weights and improve my muscle strength. I always feel stronger, clear-minded, and healthier after I work-out—especially if I’ve strayed from my eating plan.
What about your mind? How do you maintain it? Do you have a workout for your mind? One that keeps it strong, clear, and healthy, even when your thoughts of unworthiness are more like junk food than vegetables?
Here a sampling of some unworthy thoughts:
- I can’t believe I did this again—I’m such a screw-up
- I don’t want anyone to see me
- I don’t have the energy to get out of bed
- There’s no hope for me
- I have so much to do I don’t know where to start
- No one wants what I have to give
- When I lose weight/make more money/get another degree… then I’ll be happy
- The other shoe is going to drop any minute
- I’ll never be as good/beautiful/smart as that person.
In my blog, 3 Ways to Reignite Your Worthiness I explain in detail how your worthiness gets trampled. You were born with an unlimited supply of worthiness. Are you destined to live with these disempowering thoughts forever and always strive to create what you want, but never quite getting there?
NO, this is not your destiny. You were put on this earth to thrive not just survive. These installed messages that hold you back are not your destiny. They are an invitation to take a journey back to your true nature which is unlimited worthiness. You were meant to have a life filled with infinite possibilities and positive experiences.
How do you stop limiting thoughts like these from running and ruining your life? You start by noticing and acknowledging them. Let’s say you were taught that “money doesn’t grow on trees”. This causes you to panic when an unexpected bill arrives in the mail.
So when I hear thoughts like this come into my mind, I thank them for showing up and then I change them. I’d change this to, “Money flows easily and effortlessly into my accounts – everything I need is taken care of.”
The problem is your limiting thoughts have become rampant and automatic. (I describe this in more detail as part of the “Unworthiness Epidemic” in my upcoming book.) But little by little you learn to catch them and turn them into empowering thoughts.
A few years ago, when I started practicing this, my worthiness meter went up. As I became quicker and quicker at turning my thoughts around, I decided to implement something into my life that would make worthiness a constant rather than a fleeting thought.
This is when I had an epiphany and created my Worthiness Workout to maintain my mind and keep me in the worthiness cycle and out of the unworthiness cycle.
Just like designing a physical workout that you’ll stick to, you want to create a Worthiness Workout that fits your personal needs, desires, and goals.
Here are some exercises you can incorporate:
- Walking in nature
- Repeating Positive Affirmations
- Loving Yourself – say it to yourself in the mirror
- Eating healthy food
- Taking low tech days
- Reading uplifting books
- Watching empowering videos
And here are some things to eliminate:
- Watching 24/7 News
- Compulsively checking social media
- Hanging out with negative people
- Falling for advertising – see it for what it is
- Creating drama
The bottom line: In a world where unworthiness is as readily available as junk food, you get to decide who maintains your worthiness.
In my upcoming book, You Are Worthy, I describe how the unworthiness epidemic is threatening our world and give you lots more tools to keep you in the worthiness cycle.