How many people really believe they are enough?
If you talk to someone who suffers from low self-esteem, heighten anxiety, or feelings of depression, they would find it hard to say something good about themselves, to say they are good enough, they find it hard to believe in themselves.
I am the sort of person who likes to join Facebook pages, read articles, Google the internet and I join groups that will help broaden my knowledge of how to feel better about myself, and as a therapist I like to broaden my knowledge to help others. Most of the time the articles I read are about the same thing, Mindfulness.
Mindfulness was developed in the 1970’s by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts USA, from his interest in Buddhist philosophy,
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing your attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without any judgement, this skill can be developed through meditation or other training.
There are two main approaches to mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT),
both of these are used by therapists who have learned these methods to help people with low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
Why not look at your own thoughts and how much positivity there is, how much self-care do you have in your daily/weekly routine? do you even have a daily/ weekly routine?
Let’s start with something small, why not write on your bathroom/bedroom mirror,
“I AM ENOUGH”
When you wake up in the morning and you see it on your mirror read it, then read it again and a third time, each time you look in that mirror say it again, then the next day do the same and the day after that, it’s surprising that over time you will start to believe it.
We tend to dismiss it when people tell us “you are good enough” or they say something good about you, think back to the last time you got a complement from someone, how quickly did you say to yourself “no I am not, that’s not true”?
Our brains believe it when we say it to ourselves, the more we say it the more our brains believe it and it helps to rewire the brain to a more positive way of thinking.
Once you start feeling open to believing “I AM ENOUGH” you may be surprised how you can start to gain confidence in yourself and more importantly believe in yourself.