What an amazing night! Thanks to everyone who tuned in to this week’s episode of Lets Chat on The Pink Caboodle Podcast. This week we talked about the power of positive speaking, and how the words you speak to yourself can shape the outcome of your self-esteem! Do something different. Speak Positive!

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Transcript:

How was your week? Did you do anything fun? I mentioned last week that I was going to do some shopping for theCURVYcon coming up in September, and that’s exactly what I did. What did you guys do? Let me know, start commenting in the chat box.

So last week, we talked a bit about Body Shaming, and how to overcome it. Thanks to everyone who joined it, it was such great conversation. I’m so sorry that we had a few technical difficulties at the end. We had a few call-ins that didn’t make it into the podcast!

Naomi from NJ called in, sharing how she personally overcomes body shaming. She says she does this by centering herself in God. Taking time to meditate, prayer, and reflect on who she is as a child of God. And she uses that to mute out the negativity that she hears.

That’s something that I can totally get behind as a believer, and a child of God. Psalms 139:14 says that we are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. It doesn’t say, we are fearfully and wonderfully made if we lose weight, or we are fearfully and wonderfully made with a pretty face…no, ALL of me…with each curve, with each stretch mark is fearfully and wonderfully made. So I totally agree with Naomi, as a christian, it can be so helpful to take that time to meditate, read your Bible and remind yourself of the beauty of God’s creation. Which is us.

Another thing that I like to do personally is Speak Positive. I’m a firm believer in the power of positive affirmation. Speaking Positively about yourself.

You know that saying, sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?

Well, words really do have the power to hurt. Words are powerful. But just as they have the power to hurt, they have the power to uplift and make you feel better. Which is why I feel it’s so important to speak to encouragement to yourself.

So for me, that’s waking up each morning, and saying to myself, I love you. You are smart. You are worthy of affection. You are valued, and just repeating those words of positivity into my life.

And I can honestly tell you, doing this has been life changing for me.

I used to be that girl. Teased, picked on. And my self-esteem suffered. I really struggled with my body image.

I have been plus size for the majority of my life, I’m the same size now as I was in high school. But my experiences now are so much different, and I attribute that solely to the changes I’ve made in how I refer to myself.

It’s kinda like that annoying song you hear on the radio…you know, that one that play at every hour, you turn the station and its playing there too. You just can’t escape it.

Before long, you realize that you’re humming the chorus, or tapping your fingers to the beat. Then before you know it, your singing the song out loud, word for word, and you’re like…what happened?

What song is this for you? Let me know in the comments!

Like that stupid, what does the fox say song. How did I go from hating that song, to singing it in the shower?

Its repetition.  Its because the more you heard that song,  even though you didn’t like it, the more it came to memory.

Our confidence, and the words that we use to speak about ourselves works the same way.

You may not believe that you are beautiful.

You may not believe that you are strong.

You may not believe that you are confident.

Those words. Beautiful, Strong, Confident might sound foreign and stupid to you.

But I promise you. Like that song on the radio. The more you speak and hear those words of encouragement. The more you speak and hear those words of positivity. The more you will start to believe them.

So I really urge you, every morning when you first wake up, or before going to bed each night, take a moment and speak words of affirmation to yourself.

Remind yourself of your beauty and your strength. Remind yourself of your worth and your value…

And be persistent. I know doing this might seem really basic, and easy to give-up on. But I encourage you to keep with it, and make it part of your daily routine. You can go one step further and even write these words down.

Keep doing it until you believe it. Which you will. I promise

And I have something that’s going to help with that coming shortly. Something that I’m excited about and can’t wait to share with you. I will leave a link to this top secret project that I’ve been working on in the comments, and over on Facebook. So go signup and join the waiting list to be the first to know what this secret project is.

I literally can’t wait to share this with you. It’s something that I’ve contemplated and worked on for a long time. So go sign up.

Alright guys let me know what you think. Leave a comment below and over on our Facebook Group…links below.

Unfortunately tonight I don’t have time to do a call-in, I have to run over to a birthday party. But join me tomorrow at 4pm, for a special call-in episode of The Pink Caboodle podcast. Call in tomorrow, ask me your questions on body-shaming, confidence, self-esteem, and how the words we use regarding who we are, can impact the outcome of our body image.

So start thinking of your questions, and call in tomorrow at 4pm. Let’s chat!

PinkCaboodle

Maya is owner of Pink Caboodle, specializing in Fashion and Body Positivity.

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