I don’t know about you guys but I have gotten so in my head at times to the point in which I’ve been questioning things that I have no business questioning.
You know that crippling self-doubt?
The what’s wrong with me? Am I worthy? Am I good enough? etc.
It’s gotten the best of me.
But I’m fed up with it.
It’s not only emotionally debilitating, but it’s also not the way I want to feel or treat my mind.
The truth is:
I control my thoughts. If I feel inferior or begin to doubt myself it’s because I have become so concerned with trivial things that I have forgotten the truth about who I am, what I’m worth and what I’m capable of.
Here is a list of things that I came up with to remind myself when self-doubt creeps in and tells me I’m not “enough”:
1. You are more than enough.
You are more than enough. Your value does not come from a thing, whether that be a talent, a job, or a material possession and it most definitely does not come from a person. You are more than enough just because you are a living breathing organism, created with love and affection by someone who loves you so much.
2. There is no one else like you.
Sure there are people who share the same talents as you, have the same hobbies, dress the same way, etc. However, there is no one that has your mind, your personality, all of your beautiful quirks in the way that you have them. No one can ever be you. And that is your power. Own it.
3. You know yourself better than anyone else.
I don’t know how many times I have caught myself questioning my own feelings and emotions simply because someone has called me out on it. I start to think that maybe I am ridiculous or that I am overreacting.
Don’t get me wrong it’s good to have perspective, and no you are not always going to be right and need to check yourself.
However, if you feel something, that is valid.
There is a reason for why you felt the way you felt, and that is what should be addressed. When you figure out the true source of those emotions than you access whether you need to check yourself or not.
4. You are a treasure.
Just because someone doesn’t appreciate all that you are, everything you have to offer, from your appearance to personality attributes does not mean you are not a prized possession. You’re a so fucking special. Period.
5. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Make a list of all the things that you have gone through that has upset you. Go ahead. One thing you will realize is that you either overcame successfully or you survived. You no longer feel the shame or pain you thought you would forever feel and you are a lot stronger because of it.
6. Life is what you make it.
I hate to go all Hannah Montana on you. Actually, I don’t because she was amazing. But seriously, she had a point. Life is what you make it. You can choose to dwell on the thing that has been bringing you down or you can decide to push through and focus on you.
Get back to working out, begin doing things you love, eat healthier, focus on whatever it is that makes you happy and leave no room for negativity.
I know what it feels like to doubt yourself, to not feel enough.
But, I want you to know that that is not everything.
We are worthy, we are loved, we are enough.
Even if we feel like we’re not.
Let’s make it a goal to remind ourselves every day!