Friendly Reminder: You're Enough
By Kiera Smalls
So often we don't think that we're enough. But we're wrong. Every single one of us is enough in our own right and it's up to us to believe it and to be okay with it.
Sure, we work out to feel good and look good but it's important that at the end of the day when the selfies are posted and we're alone in our homes, that we're happy with who we truly are, INSIDE and OUT. If you aren't happy with who you are, the first step is admitting it and having an honest conversation with yourself. The next step is to say "f**k those reasons" because you're enough, regardless of what society tells you.
So, what does enough mean? There is no one definition for it because it's YOUR definition for yourself. It could mean that you are:
- Allowed to be who you are - messy and all- beautiful and broken.
- Willing to change and grow because you are continuing to discover who you are (and because who you are changes over time).
- Accepting of where you are on this journey of life. There is no one like you.
Get my drift? Good. So, here are three friendly reminders to say to yourself when needed. And if you have more tips, please share them in the comment section for others to see.
Believe you're enough
Those three words are powerful AF. Once you truly believe in something, no one or nothing can get in the way of it. Believe you are enough so that anything you do (workout, eat healthy, wear makeup, etc) is a bonus to your life and not the sole path to a better life.
Say it loud
Shout it to the rooftops! Or just post sticky notes around your home. Whatever you do, say you're enough and say it often. Try it now!
I am enough.
Don't try to prove yourself, just be yourself
At the end of the day, who you truly are matters more than anything. If you're still on the path to discovery, that's great! But as you go through this thing called life, know that you don't have to prove anything to anyone but yourself. And what are you proving to yourself? That you are enough, of course.
Kiera Smalls is the co-founder of City Fit Girls. She's a marathoner and wannabe chef who's passionate about helping women reach their fitness and weight loss goals. Follow her online at @kierasmalls.
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