Living In Gratitude: Approve of Yourself

I love and approve of myself. ~Daily affirmation

We all have that little voice in our head, the one that so often whispers in our ear things that chip away at our self esteem.

“You’re stupid.”

“You’re lazy.”

“You’re not good enough.”

“You’re not skinny or fit enough.”

“You’re not wealthy enough.”

These self-deprecating mantras erode our confidence. They batter the shores of our self-worth. They drag us down and hinder our motivation.

Rather than continuing to criticize ourselves, it’s time we change what that little voice is saying. By shifting our inner self-talk to one of approval, amazing things can happen. We believe in ourselves, like who we are, can forego approval by others because we already know we are okay.

This doesn’t mean we stop striving to grow, learn and change for the better. It does buoy our motivation, giving us inspiration and the belief that we are valuable, viable, amazing human beings.

To help our inner voice change its tune, it helps to post positive daily affirmations in places where we will see them: the bathroom mirror, at our desk, on our nightstand. Read them out loud until you can recite them by memory. When that little voice starts spouting its criticism, guide it to a more positive mantra.

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Instead of: “I’m not skinny enough,” change it to, “My body is healthy, lean and strong. I am active and fuel my body with nutritious food.”

Rather than, “I’ll never figure this out,” say instead, “I am constantly learning new and amazing things.”

Sweet wonderful things happen when you approve of and appreciate who you are and who you can become!

May your day be filled with gratitude and good things!