I Am Enough - Seeking Self Acceptance
I am Enough. Three little words, with such a big meaning.
Many times in my life I have felt inadequate in some way. Who hasn’t, right? Unfortunately some people struggle their entire lives with ﬁnding their own value.
My feelings of inadequacy, caused me to self sabotage opportunity, and quit things to avoid disappointment. I gave up University, an Olympic swimming career, an international model career, and restarted my business more than once.
It can be the reason we put everyone else before ourselves. We end up saying yes, when we really want to say no. It can cause silence instead of speaking up when we are upset. It can be the reason we hide behind vices, toxic relationships and crappy jobs. It can be the reason that when no one is looking we feel lost, alone, isolated, stuck, unattractive, and afraid.
Lucky for me, ﬁve years ago, that all changed. One ﬂeeting thought lead me on an Eat, Pray, Love journey of my own. I realized that if I did not think I was enough, I truly would create a life where I experienced not being enough.
If you desire to feel like you are enough, you have to start by supporting yourself.
Listen to what you say to yourself. Would you give your advice to a small child? Do you say nice things when you look in the mirror? When you try something and fail, do you give yourself credit for trying? When you have a bad day how do you cope?
I started by forgiving myself if I made a mistake, and celebrated that I tried. I chose to love myself, even when I handled a situation poorly. When I started to shift my thoughts, I started to see my life transform.
I looked inside myself for love, support, and acceptance. When I started to see myself as worthy, I found situations, jobs, and relationships that empowered me.
Support is a key ingredient to shift from not feeing like you are enough, to knowing you are.
Know that you are enough. You are a beautiful creation. The world needs your unique self and your unique gifts. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Explore new experiences.
Embrace change. Find your strength. Have faith. Fall in love with yourself.
Adrienne Ford is a self proclaimed hippie in heels. She is a model, speaker, blogger, nutritionist, and a lifestyle wellness coach. Learn how to live a beautiful, conscious, and fully expressed life ~ subscribe to her website: adrienneford.net!