Hello Beauties! I hope you had a magnificent Thanksgiving holiday. I want to talk to you today about how to feel PRIDE on purpose. Pride is an emotion that has gotten a bad rap. It is on the list of the 7 Deadly Sins! To be called a prideful person is more insult than compliment. Pride has come to be associated with arrogance, haughtiness and being self centered.
Pride is an emotion just like fear and doubt and joy and peace. The one thing I know for sure about emotions is that feeling them is the secret sauce of having a more robust passionate life. If you were to give yourself permission to feel pride, what would it feel like in your body? The actual body sensation of pride? For me it feels like a swelling in my chest. Like basking in the sun. Like taking deep deep breaths of pure oxygen. And a huge smile across my face!
The negative connotation of pride has been coupled with comparison of ourselves with others. That version of pride encourages us to feel superior to those you compare yourselves against. You know that woman, you can feel the vibe off of her when she is anywhere near you. And so your brain creates a negative only association with pride.
BUT! I’ve been talking to clients all week about creating a quiet space and savor the sensation of pride. I want to invite you to embrace pride as a way to celebrate YOU!
Let me give you some examples:
One of my clients was able to finally find her voice and found the courage to use it to speak her emotions to her husband. Even better, she owned her emotions. She was aware amidst all the commotion of the holiday that she was creating the anxiety inside her own body. She said “I am feeling really anxious about all the changes in our original plan. I know I am creating it in my head but it feels real to me.”
MAJOR WIN! She spoke her emotions, felt her emotions instead of eating them!
STOP and FEEL PROUD!
That is not arrogance, it is recognition of all the work she has been doing for the last 2 years. It is practicing and failing and re-calibrating and trying again. Be Proud!
Another of my clients had the Thanksgiving of her choosing this year. In years past, family drama always ended up pushing her in directions she did not want to go. In order to keep the peace, she would compromise and then eat her anger. She’s grown so much since last Thanksgiving and was able to set boundaries. The wonderful thing about learning to set boundaries are that other people are still free to make their own decision. My client was able to stay true to herself and let family members react. She had her own back.
MAJOR WIN! She valued her own opinion above the opinion of others AND trusted herself to handle their reactions.
STOP and FEEL PROUD!
That is not arrogance, it is emotional adulthood. It is acknowledging that the only person in the world you are in control of is you AND YOU MATTER!
What are you proud of accomplishing? Do you recoil just a little at the thought of feeling proud? Do you think you have nothing to feel proud about? What if you’re wrong?
What if it’s possible feeling pride is the springboard to your next big thing? What if it’s exactly the thing you need right this moment? I’d love to teach you
HOW TO FEEL PRIDE!
I love you all and am continually grateful that you are willing to read what I have to offer. If you are looking to give yourself a meaningful gift this holiday season, consider investing in yourself via coaching. If you’ll leave me your email address, we can get you scheduled for your
FREE 30 min “Carry On” Baggage Assessment
What if you decided starting to pay attention to you was worth your time and energy today – in November – instead of waiting for January 1st?
You are NOT your weight.
You have NOT waited too long.
Your body is NOT broken.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties! Mean it!
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