The strongest action of a women is to love herself first.
Stop being so hard on yourself.
What do we all all have in common…we all have had our own “ROCK BOTTOM”, our defining moment of courage.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits …to break through barriers. We all have our own paths to walk and overcoming hurdles allows you to free yourself from any labels of circumstances. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll ever have.
Give yourself permission… to not beat yourself up!
We all fall victim to this unconscious mental script now and then.But you know what? It’s no way to live!I’m not good enough…I shouldn’t have said that…why did I say it that way?…I should have said something…I can’t believe I wore this out of the house…Any of those sound even remotely familiar? It’s our little ego popping up and hammering away on our self-esteem. And you know what? Most, if not all of that, is not even true!So here are three simple ways to start the process today of being kinder to oneself:
1. Be mindful of how your internal monologue sounds day in and day out.Like any other habit, we can habitually talk down to ourselves. You know that saying “think before you speak”, well try that internally. Be consciously aware. Have kind thoughts about yourself.
2. Positive Affirmations where you will see them each and every day. “I am beautiful.” or “I have the courage to love.” Write notes that remind you of what you love most about yourself. Read them out loud, every day, at least once, ideally at least ten times each time you notice one of them. Sticky notes are fabulous for such affirmations and goals.
3. Free yourself from negative people
Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people that are like-minded, who reflect the person you want to be. Choose people who admire you, who love and respect you- people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness right out of you. When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU and being YOU is the only true way to live.
Take an opportunity to acknowledge your self for many of the things you do, big or small. Honor yourself from a place of kindness and gentleness. We do what we know to be the best at that time. Forgive yourself when needed and celebrate yourself whether you think you need it or not. We all deserve to be celebrated.