A phrase that I have been on a lot lately is “just BE yourself.” Be your true authentic self. and JUST BE. I struggle with this quite often.
You see, a lot of times we stroll through life looking for validation, justification, acceptance, confirmation, etc. Why? Why do we do these things to ourselves? There will always be critics. There will always be people that do not agree with us. There will always be people that do not like us. There is nothing that we can or will ever do that will make this any different.
Plus, it just isn’t any of our business what other people think or feel. That is their business and theirs alone.
We can only do us. What we think or feel is our business. That’s it. Just us. So why continue to go through life looking toward others for validation and acceptance? Why don’t we just validate and accept ourselves? Why don’t we pay no mind to other people’s business?
I invite you to make a list of everything that you like about yourself that you fear other people do not like or agree with. I also invite you to make a list about everything you dislike about yourself because society (or even someone close to you) has taught you that it isn’t acceptable or “the norm.”
And then I invite you to make a list of all of the reasons why.
And I will see you back here tomorrow for the next step!