While much insecurity in women comes from triggers back to childhood challenges, we can stop adding onto it by taking care of ourselves emotionally every day and that means expanding our awareness of when and where we feel strong and when and where we feel weak.
How do you feel emotionally about the shows you look forward to watching weekly?
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- If you feel good, happy and empowered, it is likely a beneficial break from everyday stress and good to keep on your list. You will feel more secure in your home, work environment and relationship if you're adding laughter to your day.
- If you feel tense, fearful or overwhelmed when you think of what's going on within your show, it's adding to your stress and insecurity. We can't feel secure in our own lives when we're feeding ourselves a diet of stress and drama. Our subconscious mind doesn't know the difference in whether it is our own stress or TV show stress and responds the same to both, which is heightened adrenaline and staying in fight or flight mode and raising our blood pressure among other negative symptoms.
Realizing that sometimes we want stressful shows because it makes our own life seem less so, we must be sure to follow up with a show that makes us laugh, especially before bedtime.
Do you have a favorite movie or TV show that inspires you to feel good about yourself?
Like I mentioned, Modern Family is one of my favorites and I may even re-watch it on ABC.com during the week for a quick pick-me-up if I'm feeling low on energy.
Make a point to notice how you feel throughout your day and you'll be tuned in to what is empowering vs what increases insecurity in women - yourself included. Simple adjustments make a dramatic difference in how we feel about our selves and about our life.
Please share your go-to movie or TV show that boosts your positive energy in a comment below.
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