Hey there, friend! Can we chat for a moment about something that's been on my mind lately? I've been diving into this book called "The Four Agreements," and let me tell you, it's been eye-opening.
So, there's this first agreement in the book that really got me thinking - 'Be impeccable with your word.' It's all about the power of what we say and how it can shape our world. And you know what? It hit me right in the feels because I've totally been guilty of not always being so great with my words.
Okay, I'm just gonna come out and say it - I used to be hooked on reality TV shows. I mean, who isn't, right? But here's the thing: those shows? They're like gossip central. I'd watch with friends and family, and we'd dish about everything - from what people were wearing to how they acted. It was all in good fun at first, but then it started feeling kinda icky.
I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first, but it was like my gut was telling me, "Hey, this isn't cool." And you know what? It wasn't. It was like this little voice inside saying, "Jessica, this isn't aligned with who you are and where you wanna go."
So, I made a change. I ditched the reality TV scene, and let me tell you, it was liberating. Now, when I catch myself about to gossip or criticize someone, I hit the brakes. That narrative just doesn't serve me anymore, you know?
But here's the thing, friend - being mindful of our words isn't always easy. It takes practice, but it's so worth it. One trick that's really helped me is pausing before I speak. It gives me a chance to think about what I'm about to say and whether it's coming from a place of love and kindness.
Another thing I've found helpful is surrounding myself with people who uplift and inspire me. When we're in good company, it's easier to keep the conversation positive and supportive.
And finally, I've learned to give myself grace. We're all human, and we're gonna slip up from time to time. But instead of beating ourselves up about it, let's use those moments as opportunities to learn and grow.
So, friend, let's keep the convo going. Have you ever had a moment like this where you realized you needed to switch things up? I'd love to hear your thoughts!