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Monday, January 1, 2018

Sense of Self


"What I am looking for is not out there - it is in me." ― Helen Keller

This is a New Year and with it always comes resolutions ………things you feel you need to change to be better.

Why is it we are always looking at the outside of ourselves?

Why do we think that everything has to do with what we look like……. what we have…….where we live……what we do for a living……..all the trappings of life that we beat ourselves up about because we feel we are not up to what should be?

What if we freed ourselves from the habit of these ideas?

What if we decided to let go of anything we have been taught about being and doing and having and made up our own way of doing things?

What if we decided that this was the year to be who we are and do what feels right just for us?

What if we decided not to fit in to a pattern that is made for everyone when we are all so different with different ideas and thoughts?

Be true to yourself always and in this New Year become the person that is happy from the inside……. love who you are and what you think because this is how life becomes the way you wish it to be.

Here are some tips on how you can achieve a great sense of self:

  • Feel your way…….in other words if it doesn’t feel right to you no matter what others say do what does feel right.
  • Don’t say yes when you really don’t want to………. use the word no more often………you will free yourself so much doing this.
  • Put yourself first……..sometimes you may think this is difficult but when you do you will find that life lightens up and you then are ready to do what you need to but at your own pace and in your own time…….the stress of trying to please others constantly does not serve your well-being in the least.
  • Accept who you are……..there is no one else like you………flaws and strengths………love and laughter…….all the things that make up you………don’t wish your life away trying to measure up to anyone else……..you are special and you need to acknowledge this constantly…….don’t expect or need it from anyone else but yourself.
  • Live in the moment and make your moments count……..you have accomplished so much in your life so far ……….focus on those things and expect more and more as you follow your path........be your own cheerleader.
  • Be comfortable in your own skin.......don't try to duplicate someone else's life.......make your own comfortable style and environment to accomodate all that you are.

All of this comes from the inside………all of this comes from a wonderful sense of self………if you are doing this already good for you……..keep it up and make it stronger than ever………if you are not…….start with this new year to form a wonderful sense of self…….from the inside ………..this is where your power lies and can be used every single day if you choose to do it.

Rely on yourself for your own happiness………..don’t fit into a mold someone else thinks you should……..be an individual with great expectations for an adventure that will blossom with every positive thought you can use.

Here is an affirmation to use: “I love who I am and the adventure that is waiting for me.”

May your New Year be all you want it to be and more!

Many Blessings to All
Sue