I had a conversation with a client yesterday about confidence and self belief. It came to my attention that he admired my confidence levels and aspires to be there someday soon. That felt really nice.
I thought about this for quite a while last night. I'm so grateful that my confidence levels have sky rocketed this year through coaching and being surrounded by amazing, empowering people daily (that shit will extend your life, for real).
BUT I have DEFINITELY NOT always been confident. In fact, I used to be one of the most insecure, self conscious people around! Yup! Anxiety ridden, negative self talk and all. I did not love me for me. And it took its toll on my health.
So I get it. I get what it's like to wake up and feel like your life is controlling you. I get the feeling of standing in front of the mirror and feeling disgusted at the body in front of you. I get the constant flux of emotions you feel and the want to please everyone and feel accepted. I get it. But enough is enough.
You did not wake up to be mediocre. And the world will not know how to treat you if you first don't show yourself some damn kindness and grace. So I have an activity for you to do today that is inspired by one of my beautiful friends, Kelsey.
I want you to stand in front of a mirror today, naked, and repeat the mantra "I am beautiful. I am enough. I love me" and while you're doing this, try to envision the love you feel for your family, friends, significant other, etc and project that love onto yourself. Do this until you feel filled with love and believe the words coming out of your mouth. It may take days and it may take weeks. And you may feel silly at first, but stick with it.
Developing your sense of self love and peace is an IMPERATIVE aspect to you living a rich and wholesome life. So do this, for you. You did no wake up to be mediocre. So go be awesome instead.