When we expect others to be kind to us yet we are not always kind.
When we expect others to tell us we are beautiful yet we do not believe it.
When we wait for others to make us feel loved yet we are constantly counting our shortcomings.
It is a cruel cruel life that we will live expecting others to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves!
I told myself a long time ago that I was not lovable. I was not good enough. I was not beautiful. The problem is that I was about 6 years old when I made up these beliefs. I carried these around and the world constantly gave me what I was in search for.. proof that these lies were true.
Over time they became a part of me, so embedded in who I became, how I lived, what I valued. Even now I will catch myself thinking these thoughts, judging myself, critiquing myself and its taken me many little steps to finally recognize the opposite.
I know I’m not alone. People have made themselves believe statements like I will never be successful. I don’t have enough. I can’t be happy until I become a doctor or fill in the blank.
It’s a dark, annoying and sad life to live under the umbrella of these limiting beliefs.
How do you shake them off?
Make a choice. Then say the opposite of what you were telling yourself… I am love. I can forgive. I deserve abundant joy! Goddammit I’m worth it, always was, always will be!!
Say it every day to yourself until you start to believe it so deep inside you. The same way you put the false beliefs there. You MUST ingrain these new beliefs the same way, repetition, practice, consistency, and with strong faith in yourself!
Say it out loud, say it in your mind, make post it notes around your house, room, bathroom, set reminders on your phone, text and email yourself. Say it especially when you catch yourself thinking, saying or acting out the lies you’ve told yourself in the past. Say it over and over until you believe it!
I am beautiful, brilliant, bold and badass!
I am enough.
I am successful.
I am better than unicorns and sparkles combined!
Make up your own, one that makes you feel all tingly and ooh-zy on the inside!!!
Sing it! Say it! Scream it!
Because I am what I say I am!
Did you come up with one that sends all the butterflies in your belly to flutter?
Share it with us in the comments below!
Maybe someone else will read it and it will change their life!
April 11th, 2018 Uncategorized