What is your sense of self worth? Have you ever thought about that?
If you understand anything about a sense of self worth, understand that how you talk/think to yourself makes a difference in every aspect of your life.
Let’s look at it this way… what if I yelled mean things at you all day, all week for an entire month? Or for an entire year? Or how about your entire life? How would that make you feel?
I’m sure you would feel depressed, overwhelmed, and like you were not worthy. Let’s flip it… instead of the me doing the yelling and negative talking, that it was actually you talking down to yourself and thinking negative thoughts. All this leads to self hate and self destruction.
For some of us the negative thoughts may not start internally. This may have started with family and friends, but we’ve made ourselves believe that this is who we are.
I’ve been told by teachers, friends, and even family members that I would never be successful or have anything. How awful is that to say to someone? These people were supposed to be my support system. People that I could trust and count on, but they added to the negative thoughts that made me feel as if I wasn’t worthy. When I didn’t feel worthy, it also affected my relationships with others because I always had a guard up when I should have approached everyone with LOVE.
So I changed the way I talked to myself.
Everyday when I get up I read my affirmations. I have them taped on my bathroom mirror, in my phone, on my dresser. Pretty much everywhere! I’ve even written some for my husband and kids. Love begins within.
I am becoming more confident each day
I believe in myself
I will not worry about things I can’t control
I will be kind to myself and others today
I will be grateful for all that I have
I choose to be happy and to love myself today
My possibilities are endless
I am brave, bold, and beautiful
Today is going to be a great day
I am free of worry and regret
I am in love with myself and my body
Practice telling yourself this everyday and you will not have a choice but to live a more positive, love-filled life.
Until next time..