Losing weight is a body, mind and spirit proposition. Eating right and moving more are important which is why you will find tons of easy, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. The mind and spirit are integral too which is why I collect and share motivational quotes. Words have power. A steady supply of inspiring words are also essential to my success.
I love devotionals. I’ve been reading them daily for years. I’ve decided to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss. I’ve found it helpful to read and re-read it every day of the week, until I have it committed to memory. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.
The thoughts we think and words we speak have tremendous power. It’s important to make sure we are telling ourselves the right story.
I am a fan of positive self-talk. Here’s a peek into the things I say to myself to stay on track. I also know that you don’t just speak change into existence, you work at it. Lasting change takes effort. But the first step is to change how you talk to yourself. That’s what makes positive self-talk is so valuable.
Every positive change begins with four little words: “I can do this.”
If you struggle with healthy eating start each morning with one simple phrase, “I can do this.” Look yourself in the mirror and say it out loud, “I can do this. I can change the food choices I make. I can be a healthier eater.”
Then follow it up with action. It doesn’t have to be big. One tiny step in the direction is all that’s required. Include a vegetable with your lunch or dinner. Go one day without dessert. Begin the day with a glass of water. Have an apple for your snack.
At the end of the day, pause and compliment yourself, “I did it. I ate healthier today. I made better choices, I feel better about myself. I can do it again tomorrow. I can become a healthier person.”
When you stumble, as happens when trying to learn any new skill, don’t beat yourself up with negative self-talk. Speak to yourself as you would a good friend, with encouragement, “Mistakes and mis-steps are part of the journey, it’s okay, I will start again tomorrow. I can do this.”
The way we talk to ourselves matters. Choose positive words that reflect the life you want to live and the person you want to become. Reading this inspiring devotional daily will help….
My Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Positive Self-Talk
“Lasting happiness occurs when joy finds a home within our hearts, and we give ourselves the freedom to be who we are.” ~Ardath Rodale
What kind of situations and conditions am I most likely to talk myself into and out of on any given day. I will be my own best teacher when I use a language which prepares me to expect the best from myself and which inspires me to continue to do my best.
This kind of talk is a language that arises from my soul and encourages me to excel–not in competition with others, but in an eagerness to enrich myself spiritually.
With freedom of spirit, I allow the wisdom of God to speak to me and as me. I invite the courage of God to uphold me and accomplish through me. Like new growth bursting through the earth, I free myself of old limitations and habits. I open myself to the magnificence of God in everyday life.
Using a language of the soul I allow divine wisdom to speak to me and through me.
Source: The Daily Word
More Quotes about The Power of Our Words
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa
“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” ~Joyce Meyer
“You can change the course of your life with your words.” ~Anonymous
Speak to yourself like someone you love. Encourage yourself, motivate yourself, and uplift yourself with your words. ~Awaken The Greatness Within
“Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives.” ~Tony Robbins
“Your words become your world.” ~Nadeem Kazi
“I am, two of the most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your reality.” ~Joel Osteen
“There is power in words. What you say is what you get.” ~Zig Ziglar
“Our words have creative power. With our words, we can speak blessings over our future.” ~Joel Osteen
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