We are halfway to the weekend, and this week is already better than the weeks that have come before. I am motivated and hopeful all due to Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. Like I mentioned on Monday, I could not be more excited about this podcast, sotoday I am going to tell you about the episode that I’ve already played twice. Actually, if I am being completely honest, I have listened to it at least FOUR times!! Call that weird if you want, but I am happy to share with you what points truly resonated with me.
In Episode 15 with Joel Osteen, Oprah discusses the power of speaking positivity into your life and how faith can help you live your best self. Joel Osteen may be an American pastor, but do not let that scare you out of listening to this podcast. He remains focused on positivity, love, and the goodness of God, while avoiding controversial issues as they relate to religion.
As I mentioned in last week’s post, I have been rather MIA from myself and my relationships, however listening to this episode turned all of that around quickly. My mindset flips between positive and negative so frequently. One minute the glass is half full, and the next minute the glass is half empty. Although, my mindset shifts depending on how much self-care I practice. I am a firm believer that negativity breeds more negativity, but I tend to forget that the converse is just as valid.
Upon listening to the first 10 minutes, I came to terms with how hard I have been on myself the last two months and how my own thoughts had really contributed to my lack of motivation. I have started every morning with “I am tired.” Or “I don’t want to do anything.” All that comes from that thinking is more exhaustion or lack of motivation.
I decided I will be kinder to myself if I want to bring out the good in myself. I will remind myself that I am unique, that no one else does me as well as I do. I am beautiful. I am smart. I am strong. I will look to enjoy life because I am blessed to be alive.
Seriously, I might even go listen again. It truly speaks to me, and I the more I read or hear something, the more I absorb. I hope this brings you as much guidance as it did to me.
*This blog is not intended to advocate for specific religion or political views, but to bring my own learnings to light within my 20’s in a way that may help others discover more of themselves.