I am a very regular Facebook user, and have become a fan of Revolution of Real Women – their philosophy is one I completely resonate with, and I’m a member of their site, which you can visit by clicking here. Their mission includes advocating the empowerment of females in reclaiming their freedom of individuality, self-esteem and unique beauty.
They posted a terrific question on Facebook today:
Happy Wednesday! Time for your mid-week reflection… How is the week going? What’s one thing you can change right now to make this week end even better? 🙂
So take a moment to do your own mid-week check…how’s the week going? Are you working on re-affirming your unique and significant worth, beauty and personality? If not, examine what it is (or sometimes, WHO it is) that has gotten you off track. Part of the journey toward loving your reflection is to stay on track. It’s sometimes hard to make a new, positive habit stick – especially when it has to do with overcoming past hurts, negative habits and self-neglect.
Don’t let your old habits, your past, insinuate themselves into the new, positive future you are building for yourself – it is your RIGHT to have a healthy level of self-esteem, a powerful level of self-assuredness and self-confidence, and no one / no thing should take that away from you.
Taking a moment to check in with your emotions, the activities of the days past, plans for the days ahead, and your psychological state is CRITICAL to keeping you an a healthy path. What you think about / consider / dwell on makes a difference. The holidays (Chanukah / Christmas / Kwanzaa) and the end of the calendar year are busy times for most of us – we are considering family obligations, closing out processes and files at work for year-end, and for some of us, experiencing the beginning of the winter blahs. All of this can combine to overwhelm you – and it would be very easy to slip into old, comfortable habits.
Don’t let up – now is NOT the time. Continue on your journey to a new, more positive view of yourself, keep using your affirmations and positive phrases, and don’t forget to leave time to decompress from busy days and nights. Whether you have “arrived” or not – keep moving forward on your journey.