The best Christmas gift for you!

acceptance growth self-care Dec 22, 2020

Give yourself a gift this Christmas.  Love yourself.  Accept yourself.  Flaws and all. 

That doesn’t mean there aren’t things you want to change and improve.

 

It doesn’t mean you are stuck with certain aspects of your life. 

 

And it's not selfish.  As a matter of fact, it's biblical! (see below)

 

You can love yourself, accept yourself, AND believe you deserve more. 

 

Notice the difference - it's not about not being enough as you are.  It's about deserving to be the BEST version of YOU that you can be! 

Sometimes we berate ourselves and compare ourselves to others.  And you know what? There will always be someone better than you in one area or another of life. 

 

But it’s just as likely that there is some area where you are KILLING IT – and that they are a little envious of you too.

 

The only one you should be comparing yourself to is YOU. And even then, you’ve got to be careful.

 

45 year old you is probably not going to look the same as 22 year old you. 

 

If you’ve been through a struggle or trauma or big life event (even if it was something ultimately good) whether physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or combined, you’ve got to cut yourself some slack!

 

One of my favorite ways to do this when I hear that mean voice in my head is to take a moment, take a deep breath, and think of a close friend….

 

If my close friend was in my exact situation, what would I say to her? Would I talk to her the way I am talking to myself? If the answer is no, I rewrite my narrative.  

 

So what can you do if there are things that you really don’t like all that much?

 

Take time to figure out what they are. 

  • What would you love to change?
  • What would it take to change it?
  • Does that fit into your life right now?
  • If there are multiple areas, what is the highest priority for you?
  • Are you willing to put in the work?
  • What is something small you can do this week to move you toward your goal?

Need help determining priorities? Check out the Ready-Set-Go guide!

 

 

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