You are worthy and enough, stop thinking that you are not.
This morning I was scrolling on Facebook after my meditation, and my heart broke. I cannot get over the number of people on my friend’s list sharing posts on their feed about going into 2020 and learning to be “enough” for themselves.
What do you mean you think you are not enough? Your heart is so beautiful inside and out, what makes you think you are not enough?
Or really the internet/media in general. Social media has a way of making people think they are not enough. Let’s face it, we are only seeing the highlight reels in people’s lives. It’s the ads that are advertised to us. It’s the groups you are in, that can have the tendency to occasionally beat each other down.
If you are questioning how “enough” you are based on what you see on social, it’s time to unfollow A LOT of people, set the phone down and look at the life around you. There is so much more to life than to question yourself because of other people that you follow.
Maybe you are like me and you were bullied and criticized growing up. Even as an adult, you may have people in your life (friends or family) or in the workplace who are straight-up rude and criticize the crap out of you.
Why would you question how “enough” you are based on other people’s opinions? Aunt Sharon or your co-worker Susie’s opinions are A- none of your business, and B- totally doesn’t matter. Trust me, friend, I know words hurt. But you can’t let others or even let the thought of what others might “think” of you, tear you apart. Pick your head back up, and know you are SO incredibly worthy, no matter what other people might say.
This, my friend, is what I like to call, “comparisonitis.” That moment when you think so and so has it better than you or there is something about them that you wish that you had.
If you are nodding your head yes, guess what! You are not alone. Almost everybody experiences this one way or another. But instead of tearing yourself apart and beating yourself up by questioning you are enough, acknowledge and move on. Easier said than done, I know. And chances are you might have been doing that your entire life. But you are just wasting your energy when there are so many better things to do.
Did you grow up with a family member or friend who constantly criticized themselves for being “too fat” or “annoying” or really too much or not enough of anything? And maybe, just maybe, that somehow lingered into your life and you think that it is normal to criticize yourself?
Just stop yourself right there. Everyone has an ego and a “mean girl” in your head. But the last thing you should EVER do is let it dictate who YOU are as a person. It should not be normal to be constantly over-criticizing yourself, but many people do. It’s just realizing you are being really hard on yourself and that you need to give yourself grace.
Maybe it’s totally something I didn’t list at all above. And to be honest, I have a feeling I’m definitely missing some. But at the end of the day, you need to remember this-
Here is the truth; you are loved, and you are worthy. You are worthy of love, success, and abundance. Even if you don’t believe it.
But most of all, you are enough.
There is no need to question whether or not you are “enough.” Because you are MORE than enough. YOU are more than enough than you’ll ever know or realize.
It’s just changing your mindset and believing that you are.
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