Affirming and Accepting Who You Are
Welcome to Day 2 of the Self-Esteem Challenge. Yesterday, we talked about appreciating your strengths.
Today we’re going to reflect on and affirm who you are. You don’t need to be someone else, you need to love who you already are.
Most people have a picture in their heads of who they think they should be. I should be smarter. Better looking. Funnier. Better with kids. Nicer, more loving, more easy-going.
Parents, teachers, and even friends have enforced these ideas from a young age.
This has to stop today.
TODAY it’s time to affirm and accept who you are – NOT who you should be.
To quote Heath L. Buckmaster: “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”
To quote Dalai Lama XIV: “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
Now the time is here to make peace with yourself. To accept and affirm who you are. To embrace who you already are and put aside ideas of who you should be.
Say these affirmations out loud. Keep repeating them until you actually believe them.
- Everything I need is within me.
- I and thank fun that I am confident and capable
- I am thankful I know who I am and I am enough
- I choose to be present and mindful
- I accept myself as I am unconditionally.
- I only ever need my own approval
- I accept compliments with ease.
Your self-esteem will increase the more you can affirm and accept yourself.
Okay, for now going forward try to spend 10 minutes a day on the affirmations! No cutting out early!
Remember to share one affirmation that REALLY helped you in the comments below.
Tomorrow it’s going to be all about the amazingly helpful topic of eliminating negative self-talk.