Thursday, November 14, 2013
Just be yourself
I got this shirt a little while ago and my 6yr old immediately claimed it as "Awesome!"
Why is it we find it so hard to just be ourselves? Is it because we don't know who we are? Are we afraid of what people will think of the real us? Do we not love ourselves?
I've been on quite a journey the past 1 - 2 years. I went from being married, owning my house (mortgaged), living in Sydney with 2 daughters, blogging a bit and becoming an author in 2011 to now being divorced, living in Canberra with my 2 daughters and now an author, public speaker, financial mentor and freelance writer. I volunteer with the homeless and have someone new in my life.
I have never been happier. I know who I am, what I want from life and live my life in such a way that I am true to me and do what I deem to be best for my daughters and myself. It's not about other people, it's about us.
How did I get to this point?
It took a lot to accept myself and to love myself. I still struggle at times and with recent events, my personal life is fair from idyllic but I am closer than I have ever been to the life I want.
I started with making a decision. I decided to be a survivor instead of a victim.
I worked out what was important to me, what do I value in my life?
What sort of life did I want for my daughters and I? What was I willing to sacrifice to make that happen?
I set goals. I used affirmations and I went after what I wanted.
Instead of complaining about being overweight I stopped eating so much junk and started exercising more to get the body I want.
I started putting myself first. I learned to say no and instead of trying to do and be everything for everyone, I looked at what I wanted and what was best for my daughters and stuck to that. My life is for me, not everyone else.
I started volunteering and this has made me so happy.
Find what makes you happy. Live the life you want and "Just Be You!"
What is stopping you from being yourself?