You’re a good mom. You’re a good dad. You’re a good grandma. You’re a good Grandpa. You’re a good brother. You’re a good sister. You’re a good cousin. You’re a good aunt. You’re a good uncle. You’re a good friend. You’re a good partner.
You’re a good person.
And every time you forget, remind yourself that your inherent goodness is always there. It’s never far.
Even when it becomes clouded with the difficulties of life, it’s still within reach.
Check in with yourself and ask “how do I feel?”. If you’re feeling off, acknowledge it and take a closer look. Try to really feel it rather than think about it or resist it.
Then close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and say “even though I’m feeling off, I’m allowed to feel good”.
Bad days are only temporary. Your mood, emotions and feelings can shift at any moment. Step back and create the space that allows for change.
Sometimes we have to allow ourselves to feel good by setting aside our negative thinking. The same way we let the mood of others impact our mood, we can let an idea or wish for happiness impact our mood in a positive way.
We blame ourselves for everything. It has a lot to do with our idea of being a specific kind of person. We have strict expectations and when things travel too far outside of those expectations, we point the finger back at ourselves.
There’s no need for blaming. It’s time we give ourselves some credit and appreciate the effort we put into our lives.
Putting ourselves down doesn’t solve our problems, it multiplies them.
We have to start encouraging ourselves because true happiness comes from within and we’ll never realize it if we continue to hold ourselves down.
Treat yourself well. You’re too good of a person not to.