Hello Dearest One,
I recently decided to get back into running.
A few years ago my body gave me clear signs that I needed to stop, in the form of massive knee and joint pain, so I listened to that body of mine and switched from my trail runs in the woods to hikes and walks. It was a bummer, mostly because I love the downloads, dreams, and ideas that come to me when I’m on a run. There’s nothing that compares to that runner’s high for me. (Although I think my husband was a bit relieved to get some respite from my wild ideas and visions I would gush about after a run – ha ha!)
Recently however, my joints have been feeling well enough to give running a try. So I laced up my running shoes and wiggled my way into a new sports bra and downloaded a training app so I could ease my way into it.
Now, if you’ve ever been a runner, or done any kind of high intensity workout, and then stopped, you know how BRTUAL it can be when you begin again. I am sooooooo S L O W and my stamina sucks. So it’s been interesting (ahem) to say the least.
On a run the other day I was reminded of the power of self-talk. I could hear my Inner Mean Girl berating me saying, “You’re so slow.” “Your knees can’t take it.” “Who are you fooling?”
I took a deep breath and decided to do a pattern interrupt, a moment where you stop the narrative in your brain and cut it off like a slice of bad apple.
Suddenly, I flipped the script and found myself saying, “Amy, you’re doing great. Look at you running again. Your knees seem to be doing OK. I’m proud of you for trying. You got this!”
What a difference positive, loving, encouraging self-talk makes!
Give this a try…
The next time you’re doing something challenging, try giving yourself a little pep talk. Use your NAME when you do it. You’ll be surprised at what a difference it makes. So instead of saying, “You’re going to do great in the interview.” Say, “Lucie, (insert your name here) you’re going to do great in the interview.”
Now I know it can seem a little cheesy. I always think of that SNL sketch where Stuart Smalley is looking in the mirror at himself doing positive affirmations.
LOL. I get it!
And I also get that you ARE good enough and smart enough and dog gonnit, people DO like you.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes. You’re peace and well being is worth it.
On your team,
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P.P.S. What about real estate?
Oh my goodness, I am having such a blast doing real estate! I was just working on submitting an offer for an awesome home for a beautiful couple last night and have another few families I’m honored to be working with to buy or sell their home.
People often ask me how the market is. I feel like the news loves to spin a doom and gloom narrative. I’m here to tell you that the Spring season is here and inventory and sales are picking up.
Every area is different, but especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are seeing listings receive multiple offers over the asking price in the vast majority of transactions. So don’t believe the hype!
If I can be of service to you with your real estate questions and goals, whether you’re in the Bay Area or anywhere in the US, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can hop on a call. I’m happy to help!
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