Who is YOU?
(That’s not a grammatical error.)
When asked, “Who is (your name),” what do you say?
Do you reply with your name? Do you say “I’m a man (or woman).” Is your response, “mother, father, son, daughter”? Do you label yourself by what you do for a living or your religion or even where you live/
Again, who is YOU?
We are incredibly complex beings and we have many different labels.
For example, I can be “man” at the same time as I’m “happy.” I can be a “resident of northern California” while “native of Detroit” and both are equally true. I can be “a person of faith” and I can be “doubtful” in the same place. I can be “overweight” and I can be “proud” together.
Why does this matter?
The actions you take are the results of the person you are. In other words, if you’re a happy, proud, healthy confident woman; you will respond differently to stress than if you are a doubtful, overwhelmed, exhausted dieter. The words we choose — the stories we tell ourselves — affect our actions and our lives.
If you don’t like the actions you’re taking, change the “you” you’re using and describe yourself with different words.
Watch how it makes a difference in what you do.