Your Daily Challenge:
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
To help yourself, you must be yourself.
Be the best that you can be.
When you make a mistake, learn from it,
pick yourself up and move on.
~ Dave Pelzer
A tragedy in life is to live without meaning, direction or conviction to your own passions. To sacrifice your own life for another, to live the life someone else expects of you, to always live for external validation, to deny your own deep needs and desires, this is a tragedy.
When your motivation is to be accepted by others ~ you can be sure, you haven’t learned to accept yourself yet. Learning to accept ourselves can sometimes be a life long battle, especially for women. We have been externally conditioned by Madison Avenue to compare ourselves to the illusions of advertising. Our measuring stick is unrealistic, impractical and distorted. The images that are commonly used to portray the realities of cultural norms for beauty, fitness and health are photoshopped, staged and created to evoke an emotion to buy something that will make us ‘better’.
Our challenge is to LOVE OURSELVES just as we are, unique gifts to the world. We are not perfect, they are not perfect, we are all human and we need to recognize that and respect that fact. Our duty to ourselves is to be the best we can be. Make the most of our life, our talents, our special qualities and appreciate that about ourselves.
STOP trying to please everyone, and stop trying to be who you were in high school or college ~ be you ~ the best you that you can be today! Celebrate YOU and YOUR TRUE BEAUTY.
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from MJF – B/B
The challenge is to love ourselves
This probably one of the hardest things for me to do consistently.
There are times when I feel strong and effective and really enjoy being me. That can quickly change though, when something trips a nerve on one of my insecurities and I will start to doubt myself and my abilities.
The challenge comes in reminding myself that I am a good person even when I don’t feel like it. That the feelings of inadequacy doubt fear and anger are the passing state and not the default.
I need to just be aware of those feelings process them and then move back toward my powerful default state.