Sometimes I wonder if being led to believe we are not good enough or that we have to deserve amazing things in our lives hasn’t been the most misleading piece of information we received growing up. It brings a smile to my face to watch all around me, people coming into their own as they realize they are enough and they deserve to live happy and healthy lives. Over the decades, Media, Hollywood and social norms have tried to convince us that we weren’t enough, but that simply isn’t true. Where did we ever get the idea that we weren’t good enough? Many people are unhappy with their lives, and are looking for ways to change it. Yes, we live in disturbing times; but that doesn’t mean we can’t use the situation we are in to redefine who we are and relearn that We Are Enough.
Make 2018 the year that you Trust You Are Enough!
Living life with more meaning and depth requires we change things. Change is scary for a lot of people. People rarely make major changes without first recognizing a desire to change. When we want to make changes in our life, becoming self-aware is part of the process and so is taking stock of what you would like to change. When we make changes, having a sense of where you are at in your life allows you to measure your progress.
Many of us came from homes where family members struggled with their own self-esteem and lack of self-appreciation which spilled over and became part of our collective identity. It was the norm to keep from bringing too much attention to one self for fear of being accused of drama or trying to take all the attention. This created low self-esteem and self-doubt. Recognizing low self-esteem is often the catalyst that takes our awareness inward where we can identify it and clear out any negative beliefs we have of our self. Cleaning out the old opens the door to esteeming ourselves properly from within.
This isn’t about criticizing our past; it’s about taking stock of where we are now. If we can clean out the old messaging that we are not good enough, we can make room for new beliefs that reflect the true nature and the good qualities about us. Get rid of the old messaging that says you are not good enough, because if you are making changes in your life, negative self-talk will only hold you back.
How to elevate your self-esteem.
- Choose 3 areas in your life that you would like to see change and day dream about what your life would be like if you were living it now. (Focus on what you want over what you don’t want as positive intent elevates our energy and vibration.).
- Make a list of your strengths. Note if this makes you feel uncomfortable. This is not about stroking our ego. Too often we look for what is wrong with us over what is right with us. This can leave us feeling down on ourselves or less inspired about our future. Loving and appreciating all of your good qualities may not be familiar for you; it may even selfish at first, but with a little practice and some perseverance, you can easily know what you are good at as you incorporate it into your daily life.
- Make a list of what you don’t like about yourself and ask yourself where your beliefs came from. Are your beliefs yours or do they belong to someone else who said something that made you think less of yourself? Be brutally honest with yourself. Many times it is words said to us by others that we internalized that keep us back. Write down your negative beliefs on a separate piece of paper. Write down every thing that comes up, even if it doesn’t make sense to you. When you are finished, look it over then take it outside and either bury it in your yard or burn the list and let the ashes float away as they take the negative beliefs with them. Be done with them and cast them out as they no longer serve you. Trust you are enough.
To trust we are enough to register within you, you have to do more than recite the words out loud. We have to believe it to be true and to know and feel it’s real to be able to love ourselves from within. It is hard to do if you doubt yourself.
To trust we are enough means we have genuine confidence as we step into new challenges and personal growth moving forward. When we esteem ourselves from within, we can radiate that outward and attract more positive energy and outcomes back to us. This is a very inspired way to live life. The simple act of believing in ourselves has a powerful influence over us and our surroundings, and it deserves our attention.
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Trusting we are enough is the key to creating the lives we want and so richly deserve.
Unlock the Power within, as you remember how amazing you really are.
In love and support,
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