For so long as I can keep in mind, I’ve struggled with insecurities. I’ve struggled with this sense of not being sufficient. Not fairly adequate. Not stunning sufficient or clever sufficient.
“Magnificence pageant materials? Nah, I’m not tall or slim sufficient.”
“The right summer season physique? Properly, that’s nonetheless loading!”
“Being a superb mother, spouse, and sister requires tremendous powers. I don’t match up.”
The record goes on.
What I’ve come to comprehend is that I AM ENOUGH. I’m who and what I have to be. I needn’t measure myself towards world views of different folks, my previous experiences, and even conditions that I discover myself in. Sure, particularly these ones I didn’t voluntarily partake in.
Once we give them room to develop, insecurities can cripple us. They manifest, leaving us weakened, disengaged, and disempowered. We lose management of the very life we try to maintain intact. Wandering within the wilderness on a quest to seek out who we’re, we lose ourselves.
Most of my insecurities have been born from childhood experiences, and with out realizing it, I’ve dragged them into maturity. The factor about insecurities is that they’re very a lot linked to limiting beliefs we impose on ourselves. Usually, these stem from our views and never essentially from actuality.
Sure, limiting beliefs and insecurities can distort actuality. For instance, a liked one will affirm us in a sure manner, however due to our insecurities and limiting beliefs about ourselves, we are likely to unconsciously exit of our solution to discredit or downplay the affirmation.
So, to counter this, I’ve used the time through the COVID-19 lockdown to consciously work on myself. I’m now at some extent the place I’ve efficiently recognized my limiting beliefs and their sources. This consciousness has introduced an indescribable freedom to my soul. I need to admit, although, reframing a few of these ideologies has been undeniably difficult, however it has been a fruitful journey.
A journey I might encourage you to undertake, for those who haven’t already