Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t quite get a grip on life? Like you were just going with the flow without any real direction or purpose? I definitely know how that feels. I used to just exist, rather than truly living. I had all these ideas of who I should be and what my life should look like, but I never took the time to figure out who I really was. I tried to find happiness in relationships, but I lacked confidence and always ended up starting over, feeling even more broken.
To try and fill the void, I sought validation from others. But it wasn’t until I started therapy and reading self-help books that I realized the only person who can fill my cup is me. I learned to forgive myself for past mistakes and understand that growth comes from our experiences, and that making mistakes is just a natural part of the process. It’s okay if we’re not perfect – in fact, it’s essential to make mistakes in order to grow. And if there are people in your life who are constantly putting you down or holding you back, it might be time to distance yourself from them. Remember, your worth and value come from within, and believing in yourself and your abilities is key. So let’s shake off the negativity and embrace the journey ahead!
The lyrics of a certain song really hit home for me. They spoke to my struggles and my journey to self-acceptance. The song talked about facing your ghosts and demons, and finding strength in your moments of weakness. It touched on the idea of being burdened with blame and being trapped in the past for too long, but ultimately moving forward.
This song was a turning point for me. I realized that I had dealt with my own ghosts and demons, and that I was finally at peace with myself. I had found the strength to accept my past, and to move on from it. I learned to be kind to myself, and to stop seeking validation from others. That we have power to give our lives value. You don’t have to measure yourself at all.
By valuing ourselves for who we are, we can live a fulfilling life and reach our full potential of what we decide. So, it is important to focus on our own personal growth and self-discovery, from within and not let the opinions of others define us. And our inner critic as well. I had a therapist tell me that I was brutal with myself. I am. I have learned to go easier.
I hope that my story can inspire others who may be going through similar struggles. I hope you find the strength to move forward, and to be kind to yourself along the way.
Making my well-being a priority and focusing on my own happiness is not self-centered, it’s self-care. That’s where healthy boundaries come to play. I’m not always going to make everybody happy. And I’m okay with that. A business coach posed an interesting question to me: Would you rather be liked or respected? It’s important to ponder this thought. While we can’t control how others perceive us, we can strive to earn respect. This starts with respecting ourselves, our time, resources, and more.
By asserting myself and being confident in expressing my thoughts, instead of avoiding attention, I gained trust in my abilities and instincts. Everyday has been a process of boosting my self-esteem, including giving myself positive affirmations out loud. Our subconscious mind takes in everything we say to ourselves, so it’s important to be mindful of the language we use when talking to ourselves.
Showing up for myself was not always easy, but it was the best decision I ever made. It allowed me to grow as a person and to find a sense of purpose and direction in my life. I am now more confident, self-assured, and content than I have ever been before. Every day I make a choice to show up. Like Mel Robbins says, “No one is coming to save you!”
So, if you are feeling lost or uncertain, I encourage you to show up for yourself. Focus on your own needs, dreams, and aspirations. Find your own voice and believe in your own abilities. And, most importantly, be kind to yourself and never stop learning and growing. If you know me, You’ve heard me say it a million times. =)
What was the song? It’s “I’m Moving on by Rascal Flatts. And it not only talks about facing our own demons, but acknowledging where we don’t belong. Sometimes we’re in the wrong place.
The lyrics “I’ve lived in this place and I know all the faces, each one is different but they’re always the same” strikes a chord with many of us who have experienced feeling trapped and limited by the people in our lives. Whether it’s family, friends, or a community, we all have faced expectations and constraints that have prevented us from becoming who we truly are.
However, as the lyrics suggest, “it’s time that I face it,” and it takes courage and determination to break free from these constraints and go on a journey of self-discovery. This journey can be challenging, but it is essential to our growth and personal fulfillment. By exploring our interests, passions, and values, we can develop a sense of who we are and what we want in life.
As we grow and mature, our identity is shaped by the people we interact with and our experiences. Family and those we grow up with can have a significant impact on who we are and who we aspire to be. However, to truly become who we are meant to be, we may need to let go of certain people in our lives.
When we distance ourselves from those who limit us (even though they mean us no harm), we gain the space and time to build ourselves. We can re-enter their lives as different people, confident in who we are and proud of what we have achieved. In many cases, these people may accept us for who we have become and support us in our journey.
Having clarity within yourself and a supportive community can indeed be valuable, as it can bring a sense of purpose and fulfillment to one’s life. Mental clarity and social connections can positively impact mental and emotional well-being. But the emotional foundation has to come from within.
The journey towards self-discovery and self-care is a continuous process of growth and development. It requires embracing our inner strength, trusting our instincts, and being mindful of the language we use when talking to ourselves. By prioritizing our well-being and focusing on our own happiness, we can assert ourselves and be respected for who we are. Let’s continue to empower our minds and make the most of this journey.