Change Your Stinkin' Thinkin'
Most people struggle at some level of not feeling good enough. For some, this belief simmers just under the surface their entire life. They view things from this “I am not worthy” perspective that got skewed usually somewhere in childhood or maybe this message was born out of how society perceives us. Others only deal with this type of thinking occasionally. Maybe they had the “leave it to beaver” upbringing with parents who were emotionally healthy and provided a stable environment. Regardless, we are all worthy and “good enough,” just because of who we are as spiritual beings on life’s journey.
When you begin to realize that you are not your thoughts or your emotions, you begin to see that you are “good enough” because of who you are at your core. You are not defined by what you have or haven’t done.
Feeling like you’re not good enough means you have a low self-worth. If you struggle with low self-worth, the good news is that you can increase yours. Low self-worth is prevalent among those who engage in negative thinking. If your thoughts are constantly bringing you down, you will feel that you are not worthy of being happy. Low self-worth can lead to many problems in life, including the most obvious feelings of anxiety and depression. However, if you can start to realize that you are far more than this thought or feeling of unworthiness, you can begin to overcome it!
You Are Not Your Thoughts
Do you want to know why you don’t feel good enough? It’s because you’ve identified yourself by your thoughts. People with low self-worth have thoughts that cause those self-destructing feelings. Constant bombardment of negative thoughts can leave you feeling like those feelings are true. Common thoughts of people with low self-worth would be:
“No one likes me.”
“I have no friends.”
“I am not good-looking.”
“I am not worth anything.”
“I will never accomplish anything.”
“I am a failure.”
“I am not lovable.”
I am sure that everyone has thought at least one of these thoughts in their lifetime. When these thoughts start floating around in your mind, learn to recognize and put a stop to them. Remember that you are not your thoughts. You have the ability to train your brain to think positive thoughts. Flip the script so your brain automatically starts thinking positive thoughts.
“I am lovable and loved.”
“I am beautiful inside and out.”
“I am worthy of being happy.”
“I am good enough.”
“I am worthy just because I am here.”
Retraining your brain takes time, patience and taking on the mind of being present. Spend time daily closing your eyes, being quiet and going within. See what types of thoughts come to the surface. If negative ones arise, notice them and then let them float away. Remind yourself that you are good. That you deserve peace, joy, and unconditional love.
Positive affirmations have the ability to help people train their mind to be more positive. Write some down or print some out and recite them often. You may need to tell yourself several times a day, “I am good enough”.
No matter what your past has been, or what your present circumstances are, you are good enough. You are worthy of acceptance and love. As you breathe life and positivity into your own, you’re more likely to hold this kind of space for others too. Change is hard! What if you had a strategy, personalized to meet your needs and fit your lifestyle, from a trained healthcare expert who's been where you are and who will empower you to become all you want to be? NOW, that would be EASY. Click here to schedule your free consultation.