Everybody lies to themselves at some point. Usually quite often. Some people do it in a way that lowers their quality of life. Others lie to themselves – but do it in a way that actually advances and empowers them. Depending what kind of self-talk you practice, can dramatically impact your life.
For example, some days I wake up feeling weak and tired. But I lie to myself, because I immediately speak affirmations about feeling strong, healthy, and energetic. When you do visualizations, and affirmations to yourself – you’re figuratively putting your finger on the scale – to influence your subconscious mind, to drive yourself to become better.
Other times we lie to ourselves and it hurts us. We tell ourselves we’re stocky when we’re really clinically obese. We write “family first” on our social media bios, but work so much our kids don’t recognize us. We tell ourselves we don’t have an addiction when we do. Or we project our issues onto those around us, and think they are the cause of all our problems.
So what kind of lies are you telling yourself?