Appreciate yourself this month

“You can accept and appreciate yourself and your life right now. You don’t have to wait until you lose the weight, make the money, fall in love, accomplish the goal, or do whatever it is you think you need to do in order to be ‘good’ or ‘happy’. So often we find ourselves waiting for “someday” to appreciate ourselves. We things that after we make it we’ll be happy and that at that point we’ll fully accept and appreciate who we are. As we all know from experience, this kind of thinking doesn’t work and it makes us miserable in the process. The key is to be able to accept and appreciate ourselves in the moment regardless of what’s going on in our lives.”

[Mike Robbins]

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As we drive further into the end of the year I keep reflecting back on what the past year has brought me. Around this year, with all the giving done in lude to the holiday season, sometimes we forget to sit back and appreciate our own self. Acknowledge yourself for how you have grown, what you’ve moved past, and what new goals you’re reaching for. We all do so much everyday. Sometimes in mist of chaos and uncertainty we feel a little scrambled, maybe even lost. It’s in those times you need to check back in. Appreciate where you are in your life and give yourself credit. You have the power to change your world, your goals, and your beliefs. As we move into the final month of the year, December, keep lovingly pushing yourself forward into whatever dreams you and desires you want. Take credit for all the good you’ve done, the other people you’ve helped, and always remember to keep coming back to yourself, your feelings, and needs. It’s easy to get caught up in others emotions and desires as we approach the busy holiday season. And sometimes it may seem right to go to the holiday party, or attend that social event because…. but maybe it does not feel as right as it should. So maybe you’ve changed this year. Maybe you have new goals to seek out. Maybe you’ve lost touch with best friends, partners, or family members. That’s okay. End the year by letting the past be the past, moving forward courageously by listening to yourself, your intuition, and that little voice that ultimately dictates what ya need and want for happiness. Perhaps others wont get it, maybe some will get upset, that is okay. You’re taking a bigger leap forward and paving the way down a road filled with joy and pleasing experiences to enlighten yourself. We all get caught up in what we should do and how we should be acting and where we should be in life. Stop that. Get involved with yourself, surround yourself with people who make you smile, do activities that will bring you happiness, and quite worrying about the other people. Focus on you. Your thoughts, your feelings, your dreams, your visions, and your perception of what seems right. When you start to appreciate yourself and listen to yourself and act accordingly, you’ll notice the past obstacles get easier. You reclaim your personal power and start to live a life of ease and happiness… detach from the past, let that me a lesson, and pave the way for your future and 2013 now.

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