everything I do is my choice. Period. I take full responsibility. The way i choose to think right now - exactly that - my choice. My thoughts. The words I choose to speak - my choice.
Awareness is so important (another plug for meditation).
This morning I caught myself saying, "Oh God, I HAVE to exercise" and it made me feel "cranky" - then I quickly became aware of that disempowering thought and changed it to an empowering thought ~
"I choose to exercise this morning." "Thank you God for my perfect health that enables me to show up for my exercise routine." I AM grateful.
How many times do you choose to use the words, "I have to"
"I have to get up,
I have to meditate,
I have to exercise,
I have to eat better,
I have to shower,
I have to pay my bills,
I have to...
These three words place so much self imposed pressure on us.
However, if we begin by saying,
“I choose to…
I choose to get up
I choose to meditate
I choose to exercise
I choose to shower
I choose to pay my bills
It puts a whole different perspective on our lives.
Also, "I choose to" create less pressure ~
Everything we do is by choice.
It may not seem so, but it is.