#ThriveLife Day 10: Tell Yourself Something Positive

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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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Day 10 Tell yourself something positive today—looking at yourself in the mirror. With gusto.

So as we think, therefore we become. And so as we speak, therefore we believe.

If this is true, then sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can REALLY hurt us.

Especially our own words.

What words do you tell yourself when you look in the mirror?

What words play on repeat in your head when you think about your happiness?

What comes to mind when you see a pic of some other girl’s body, food, fashion or picture perfect life on Instagram?

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For many, many, MANY years, my inner mean girl has been a part of my life—at times to the point of confusing her voice from my own.

As young as 8-years-old, I remember looking in the mirror and telling myself “You are ugly, fat and stupid” on repeat in my head. By age 9 and 10, those same words came out as I slapped my own face, stomach and thighs—literally abusing myself out of disgust and shame for who I was and what I looked like.

So what do you think my own confidence and joy was like during that time?

Not too hot.

Fast forward to adulthood, my inner mean girl certainly still likes to come out to play.

While I no longer tell myself, “You’re ugly, fat and stupid,” I certainly have my moments when I get all up in my head.

“You suck.”


“Who do you think you are?”

“That will never work out.”


Whatever that inner mean girl says, she doesn’t play nice…so today, we aren’t gonna take any of her crap—giving HER a harder time.

Your #thriveproject?

Tell yourself something positive today—looking at yourself in the mirror.

It can be anything.

The key is to look yourself in the eye and say it with gusto and umph—like you mean it…Like Jessica…

I’ve showed this little video many times before, but I can’t help it—it’s so cute.

What if we were a little more like a 5 or 6 year old in the language we speak in ourselves?

It may feel awkward at first, but so as we think therefore we become…and if we think more positively about ourselves, imagine the possibilities.

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