The difference is that I understand my worth, potential, & most importantly...myself.
I understand that I am deserving, that I be not ashamed in admitting when I want something better for myself, that I have control over my life...with the assistance of God, of course.
The difference is that I don't Chey away from specific topics, that I'm vocal about a lot, that I am willing to speak for those who feel muted...because at the end of the day, small voices can make it major.
The difference is that I understand my place in life. & I understand that I am not better than you or him or her or them. But, I am better than myself & the me I was yesterday & days ago & years ago.
The difference is that I don't hide in the shadows anymore, but I make myself seen...because I have something that no one else can offer the world.
I have me.
& I am Enough.
Raise your hand if you wake up some mornings & feel crappy about yourself.
Raise it if you look in the mirror & say mean things to your reflection.
If you have opinions, but don't speak up because you think they're not as valid as the other person speaking.
If you know that you're great, but still have that little voice in the back of your head telling you otherwise.
I can raise my hand to each of these points.
You're not surprised, right? I mean, I'm human. I experience self-doubt regularly. Just because I am happy & I encourage others to see their glass as half full, doesn't mean I'm exempt from that nagging, little voice in the back of my head. I have just learned to mute the voice so it's not as persistent & overwhelming. It took some time, yes, but when I finally became comfortable in my own skin, everything changed.
I realized that I have to live with myself every hour of every day, & if I want to experience life & be happy while doing so, I have to be happy with the person who's driving. Which is me. A lot of becoming comfortable in my skin started with small things that I will outline below for you.
I promise you, the second you start being nice to yourself is the second you realize that you, too, are more than Enough.
Daily things to do:
1. Name three things about yourself that you love.
This is the simplest way to boost your confidence from the jump!
2. What three things are you most grateful for today?
We sometimes forget to count our blessings. Being reminded of the good we have in our lives tends to minimize the uglier & less satisfying parts.
3. Do something for yourself weekly.
It's not selfish. It's actually self care. In order to be beneficial and functioning in daily life, you need to refill your tank. I personally love napping...& eating nuggets from Chick-Fil-A...sue me. it makes me happy, so why not!?
4. Acknowledge things you want to improve.
No matter how awesome you are, there will always be something about you that you can improve on. Whether it be balancing work & play better, creating a more efficient workout schedule, or lessening the amount of times you say you hate "xyz" about yourself, there's always something that can be worked on! We are not perfect!
5. Verbally state what it is you want for yourself.
Short-term, long-term, this instant, whenever it is, say it. Out loud. There is SO MUCH power in speaking things into existence. If you want it to happen, you need to manifest it. If you want to be more confident in yourself, claim that you will be. If you want to be more respected in a certain setting, claim that you will be. If you want your voice to be heard, claim that it will be.
You have more control over your life than you know.
I will definitely write more on the topic of being Enough because it's another one of those things I find to be extremely important. But, until then, I hope you take part in the daily things to do! These five simple things make all the difference; they did for me.
May your day be ever filled with love, light, and of course, an abundance of chicken tenders💜🌻✨