This past Friday I had the chance to attend the 59th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Awards benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital. It was an incredible event and I look forward to sharing with you more about the fabulous fashion from the show, but today I thought I’d share something else I took away from the event…a song. You know that moment when you hear a song and you immediately light up and fall in love with it? The kind of song that you end up listening to on repeat for the next two weekes? One of the designer’s chose one of these types of songs for their show. I didn’t recognize it from anything, so I quickly pulled out my phone, downloaded Shazam and voulia…”Diamonds” by Johhnyswim. The beat and sound alone was amazing, but when I got home and really gave a listen to the lyrics, I fell in love with it even more.
Last week I saw my life coach for a 3rd time. It was a bit more challenging than the previous two sessions, but I’m hopeful that means we are making progress! I’ve definitely noticed some changes in my outlook on life (both the big picture and day-to-day) and have without a doubt become even more self-aware. What made this past session more challenging (and even uncomfortable) was having to write down and address the negative self-talk that saturates my thoughts daily. Do these come up for you a lot too? We took a look at some of these thoughts that I have on a more regular basis, the ones that hold me back from action, the ones of self-doubt, the ones that “help” me avoid change. It was crazy that just the process of writing them down and reading them has made me realize how ridiculous they are. This week’s task is to take note of each time these thoughts come up during a given day and then find the truth and lies in all of them…so I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes! Do you have any tips or insight on how you bite back at negative self-talk? I’d love to hear!!
So back to the song. If you’ve ever struggled or are struggling with self-doubt, heartache, loss or anything other life obstacle, try setting aside 4 minutes today, give this song a listen and trust that if you keep your head up and keep moving forward, you…me…we…will all be diamonds READY to break out of here.
Happy Monday and I hope you have an AMAZING week!!
Ps – If you fell in love with the song like I did and feel the need to listen to it on repeat all week, head over to iTunes. Their whole album has really great songs, so I highly suggest checking those out too!!