This may come as a surprise to some of you but I used to be on the dance and cheer teams in high school. The one thing that I learned from those days of my former self is that cheers come in two sizes. Size one: Build our own team up. Size two: Break the other team down.
While I don't want to tell you which to choose for yourself, the one that works for me is the former. I like to build my teams up. Teams can be friends, family members, and colleagues. I like to surround myself with great people and in my head, I feel they like to do the same. Who wants to be surrounded by people who do nothing but complain about everything, everyday? It's an energy suck and you know what? I'll just answer that question myself, NOBODY wants to around those kind of people.
The task I present to you today is to become your own cheerleader. Come up with a cheer that you can repeat when you (or one of your teammates) needs some building. Whether it's a couple of lines from a song that you can really identify with or something that you come up with on your own.
I'll share two of mine with you one of which I stole from 'Ugly Betty'. This is just a very general one for me when I need a basic uplifting.
1. I am a beautiful, confident, intelligent person.
The next one is a little more specific having my goal in mind.
2. I'm a bad ass blogger babe who will be boss.
Sometimes a little alliteration will go a long way. Now that I've told you mine, it's time to tell me yours. I'd love to hear what you come up with.
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