Why You Should Have a Post-It Stuck To Your Mirror
September 3, 2010 9 Comments
Caitlin has a mission. Her goal is to end negative self-talk or "Fat Talk". Is it mission impossible?
I must admit right away that I believe I am a little old or jaded for such a mission. Operation Beautiful's tag line is:
transforming the way you see yourself one post-it note at a time
Somehow, I think it might take a few thousand packs of post-its before I am transformed :) If Snack Girl is anything, she is open minded so she bought some post-it notes and tried it.
Operation Beautiful's website and book publishes a compilation of the post-its and the reactions from people who write them and read them. One thing the post-it people do is post anonymous notes in public places. Then, other people find them and report the note's effect on http://operationbeautiful.com.
I decided to try this with my own bathroom. I posted " YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" on my bathroom mirror after purchasing a stack of post-it notes. I gotta be honest, it felt kinda silly.
I realized quickly that at my age (41) I am less concerned with beauty than I was in my 20's. Caitlin is 26, and her Fat Talk, where you constantly worry and talk about how fat you are - is something that left me at 26.
So, I thought about what I need to be reminded of every day. "Enjoy your life" is my post-it mantra. It has been on my mirror for 3 days and I think it is helping.
My issues revolve around spending to much time DOING and not enough time ENJOYING. I miss fun because I am too caught up in all the work I have to do. My "to-do" list isn't getting shorter, but my hair is getting grayer.
I am going to put some post-its in my purse and post my message in a few spots around town. How fun is that? It is like graffiti without the arrest warrant.
What do you all think of Operation Beautiful? Do you have mantra's posted around town?
Please share your post-it mantra.
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