Do you criticise yourself all the time, are you saying for goodness sake, pull yourself together, get slim, get to yoga, get that promotion, get some style, sort your s*@t out – STOP.
Stop that inner critic and start talking to yourself, giving yourself the same respect as you would your best friend. Start treating yourself with self compassion, treating yourself well, loving yourself and accepting yourself. I doesn’t matter if you eat something not planned, or didn’t make a yoga practice, or didn’t get that promotion. What is important is how you deal with a situation, don’t be harsh in your judgement, see it for what it is and just move on, we all have highs and lows in our life, but the most important thing is that we treat ourselves kindly, nourish our souls and love ourselves inside out.
When we love and respect ourselves, we become much stronger, more confident and more compassionate to others.
“Its not about being good at something. Its about being good to yourself”
“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence” – Blake Lively
A simple but powerful statement, because without confidence we are shadows of who we could be, without confidence we will never fulfil our potential, without confidence we just fade into the background.
Some days confidence just disappears, you felt great yesterday but today you feel nothing…. sometimes for no known reason. However, life is not about standing in shadows or fading into the background, it is so important for us all to feel value. Value of our words, our thoughts and our aspirations.
So next time you feel your confidence flagging a little take a little extra care and effort with everything you do, because little tweaks add up and if you continue to put in a little extra effort on no confidence mornings, by the afternoon you will begin to shine again and your confidence will come through.
The thing everyone should realise is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
- Ellen Degeneres
"If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we would be happy with more"
"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become"
“I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused…. Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy and I realised all along that I was looking for myself”
"Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves that all of life is not black and white"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused…. Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realised all along that I was looking for myself”.
Don't cry over the past, it's gone
Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived
Live in the present and make it beautiful
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"
"If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely"