Today’s Note to Self ™
~When we offer ourselves forgiveness & love … the light within us truly begins to shine ~
3 great ways to get you started on loving self!
First place to start is by forgiving yourself for any so called mistakes or mishaps in life! All of these have been such a huge gift in helping you become the amazing person you are today … time to stop beating up on yourself, leave the past in the past and step into the future! This is vital to learning how to love self. So many beautiful souls are continuing to drown in a sea of unforgiveness of self … what’s done is done! You can’t change what has happened, but you can certainly create an amazing future … and I know where our energy is best spent! We all have things that we wish had never happened … you know, words spoken that we wish we could take back, or actions taken that we wish we had never taken! Time to love yourself enough to let them go! When you forgive, believe me, the colours seem brighter, the air seems lighter and your heart grows bigger and warmer …. And our dreams come rushing towards us at break neck speed, because dreams love a lighter, more positive, happier and forgiving natures.
Learning how to say ‘NO’! Saying NO when you want to say NO and YES when you want to say yes! In other words, speaking your truth to yourself and others … and part of this is begin able to say ‘NO’ and ‘YES’ when it suits you! Now this is really willpower 101! How many times do you say yes to something and then go away and beat up on yourself for saying yes, because you knew in your heart that you wanted to say NO! And how many times have you been given an opportunity to sya Yes to something, but were too scared of whether or not you could accomplish it?
Give up trying to be perfect at everything! I think this started way back when I was a little girl. It seemed that the only way to get attention was by being really good at things, so that’s when I set in place a pattern for the future that truly became such a huge burden. It was bad enough when I was a teenager and a young adult, but once I got married, well the rot really set in!!! I was trying so hard to be the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect music teacher, the perfect chef, and on and on it went. The silly part was, that once I gave up trying to be perfect and impress others, I actually began to enjoy everything so much more than before. Things seemed to flow easily and effortlessly!