Friday, September 16, 2011

30-B What is the Outside Saying about the Inside?

The upcoming weeks topic will be When you feel stuck, work on you!  I hope you join me tomorrow to read more!

When we ignore what is going on inside, it usually shows up for us on the outside.  We get signs from our outside all of the time to listen to our heart and take care of ourselves from the inside out.  When we don't feel good on the inside, people can tell on the outside. 

On the flip side, when you feel great on the inside, the outside reaps the benefits too.  You know how you feel when you are having one of those great days and everything is going your way.  Think about how you treat your body and your outside.  Do you exercise more, take more time for you,  spend a little more time getting ready or eat more healthy foods?  When things feel great on the inside, we tend to treat our outside better.  So, if we can begin to make the inside feel better all of the time, we will take better care of our outside all of the time too.

I know it sounds simple, but by taking some time to figure out what may be causing us problems on the inside and by working on those problems, we can improve how things look on the outside too.  Be willing to look hard at yourself and see what you may need to work on or let go of and do the work it takes to improve yourself.  Take control of what the outside is saying about the inside and more importantly, take control of how the inside feels.

-When we don't take care of our emotions, feelings and issues on the inside, how do they show up for us on the outside?
-What could that chronic back issue or headache really be telling us?
-If our outside is a reflection of our inside, what is your outside appearance saying about you?
-What work do you need to do on the inside?
-How would it feel to take better care of yourself?
-When is the right time to take care of you?
-What do you need to do to start taking care of your inside right now?

Look inside and find at least one thing you are going to work on to improve your life.  I want you to keep the focus on the inside and work hard to listen to your heart.  It will tell you what you need to work on the most!

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

Monday, September 12, 2011

30-A What is the outside saying about the inside?

When we see people for the first time, our initial judgements are made based on appearance.  We do this to others and they do this to us.  I want to look a little deeper into this and turn the question inside.  What your outside is saying about your inside?

More often than not, when we don't feel good on the inside, we show that on the outside.  Whether it is something from the past we are holding onto or whether it is those last few pounds we need to lose, the things happening on the inside affect how we take care of our outside.  We don't take as much care of our outside appearance when things are not feeling good on the inside.

 By using our outside appearance as a clue, we can see if we may need to work on some things on the inside.  If we are treating our appearance differently than we usually do, that may be a signal that we have some things that need to be addressed going on inside of us.  If we have issues showing up on the outside, the inside might be the culprit.  Look inside and see!

- What does your outside say about your inside?
- What are some things you may need to work on so you begin to take better care of yourself inside and out?
-Do you have things you are holding onto that you need to work on?
-What do you want your outside to say about your inside?
-What do you need to do to make positive changes?
-What is the first step you need to take to make you feel good inside?
-What will it feel like to feel good inside?
-What will it feel like to have the outside feel as good as the inside?
-What are you waiting on?

Take a hard look at yourself and see what your outside is saying about your inside.  Begin to look at what you need to work on inside so you take better care of your whole being.

Quote: Unknown- How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.

Topic 30 Bonus Challenge:
Play with how the outside and inside are reflections of each other. Change one thing on the outside and see if it helps you notice and/or change anything on the inside. How do you feel when you take better care of yourself?
Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye