In order to become more mindful of the things I say, I’m snapping this rubber band each time I find myself saying
“I hate fill in the blank“
What if it’s a “hate” full of kindness?
I hate that you are intentionally hurting yourself.
Interesting idea– let us know if it works. Instead of ‘I hate’, I’d snap for an ‘I can’t’
It’s already working. Try it! And “I can’t” is a good one! I bet we could come up with a long list of stuff we’d like to stop saying.
You hate that I’m intentionally hurting myself? Isn’t this something we all do in different ways? Actually, it’s helped. I haven’t said I hate anything in two days. Now I find myself hearing it when other people say it. I like that I’m becoming aware of that energy. This is something that was suggested to us in grad school. I used it before each time I said “I”. Go try that one.
I really admire your confidence. You are always so willing to view yourself honestly, identify things you’d like to change, orcistrate a plan to improve and are even brave enough to share these with the people around you (or the blog-space). It’s really hard to address personal flaws, and you do it with such grace. It’s really inspiring.
I also have to say I just got mad because the Gravitar will not let me just click and link to someone’s blog and I said “I hate when…” dangit!
Cool idea. Big fan of flagellation and variations thereof.
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