Expose means to uncover, to reveal.
What are you exposing yourself to on a regular basis? Are they things that feed your soul and nourish your mind? Or do they deplete you and cast a negative spin on life?
Here are three things that I try to expose myself to as often as I can:
Positive People (godly friends, mentors, workout buddies, accountability partners)
Empowering Reading Material (the Bible, articles from women who are living their best life, leadership books)
Uplifting and Fun Music (K-Love, Bethel Worship, 90’s boy bands-yeah, I said it.)
What do these things uncover or reveal to me?
That I value myself enough to make my spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health a priority.
If I choose to expose myself to negative people, discouraging resources, and hopeless, draining music, I’m setting myself up for a bad day (or life.)
What about you? Are you paying attention to what you’re being exposed to? What are some things you should probably dismiss from your life because of the unhealthy effects they have on you?
I challenge you to take a good, hard look at the people you allow to speak into your life. Are they lifting you up or stepping on you to get ahead? Go through your bookshelf and toss out the stuff that is only making you wish for a different (fill in the blank). Now there is room to add some encouraging reads to your list. Evaluate your musical tastes. Sad love songs and angry anthems are fine every once in a while but if they are taking up most of the space on your iPod, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate.
Remember, what goes in always comes out. Value yourself enough to only expose yourself to the good stuff.
Cause, baby, YOU’RE WORTH IT.