Listen to podcast episode here: https://tinyurl.com/nhatzhmy
Before you can understand how beautiful, complex and intricate you are first you have to break open all those lies you have believed about yourself.
When was the last time you believed positive things about yourself and had someone affirm those positive things?
Lately, I have been reflecting on the painful words people spoke about me. And the saddest part is I started to believe the lies about how other people saw me. I began to see myself in the image of others’ opinions, manipulative comments, and misconceptions.
However, I realized it was generating self-hate. I began to believe that I was not enough or not worthy of good things. I was starting to settle for friendships, relationships, and living a life beneath my standards.
Recently, I had an epiphany about how I was not seeing myself in a clear light, the way God saw me, and the person I am. I knew it was time to let go of the lies, toxic thoughts, and self-hate. Before starting this royal process, I knew digging up unhealthy beliefs was the first step to seeing my royal image.
Before starting your royal journey, here are a few things to start your process.
- Write a list of ten negative things people have said about you and circle all the ones you start to believe about yourself.
- Now make a list of ten good things you think about yourself.
- Ask this question: Are the adverse/toxic people still in your life who said negative things? If so, then why are they in your life? (journal your answer)
- Another question: How can you disconnect from people who make you feel bad about yourself? (journal your answer)
- Ways you can rebuild your self-confidence/self-esteem & self-image:
- Personal Development (books, find supportive communities, join memberships/clubs that foster your enjoyment & passions)
- Get a life coach