Time to go to the “paint” store…

In my first book Brian’s List, there is a cartoon image of me spray painting myself with a can of “respect.”  I make mention of this because there is really nothing more important that we can do for ourselves than treat ourselves with respect.   Treating ourselves with respect doesn’t just mean positive self-talk and making sure others are treating us right. It means we need to treat ourselves right as individuals.

There are numerous ways we can treat ourselves with respect (not surprisingly they are very similar to the action items for being in balance) – being aware of what kind of food we put in our bodies, getting enough sleep, making sure we get some exercise and movement, as well as allowing for quiet time.  Not only will you begin to thrive as you treat yourself better, everything else tends to fall into place as well; whether it is other positive people coming into your life, your intuition coming in stronger or things flowing at a much more even pace.  Can you too paint yourself with a can of “respect?”


Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website - www.gbrianbenson.com

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2 thoughts on “Time to go to the “paint” store…”

  1. Brian,

    What a great reminder. Until today I didn’t correlate getting enough sleep, eating healthy or those type of things with treating myself with respect. I’ve always been one to treat others respectively but when it came to myself it was always kind of nebulous as to how to overcome or correct some “issues” In a sense this it makes doing those things easier because you can make a direct connection. If you respect yourself, you do this and you don’t do that.

    It’s like, duh… I should have had a V8….:-)))



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