Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.
Whereas life does often throw things in our path, preventing us from living the life we dream of, usually we are the ones standing in our own way.
We undervalue who we are and what we have to offer the world.
Give yourself permission to dream – whatever you want deep down.
We say yes to things and people that don’t serve us well. We don’t want to deny them or hurt their feelings or have them be disappointed in us.
Give yourself permission to say no – anyone that matters can handle a “no” from you.
We put everyone else first, investing our time, energy and money in them, leaving ourselves last. We don’t want to be selfish. We don’t need so much. Our time will come.
Give yourself permission to take care of your needs – now, each day, whatever that is.
We get stuck in the story of our past – living our drama out over and over preventing us from living our joy today.
Give yourself permission to move on.
We criticize ourselves, more harshly than anyone else we know. Imperfect. Unworthy. Less than the others. Lazy. No talent. Failing at what is most important.
Give yourself permission to be you – to love you, as you are. You are enough.
We let fear hold us back – procrastinating to avoid it, passing opportunities as not ready, waiting for everything to be just so.
Give yourself permission to jump and trust the net will appear.
We get caught up in the panic and the overwhelm of all that is ahead. The to do’s, the pressure, the dreams, the responsibility, the changes, the aches, the leaving the safety of the nest.
Give yourself permission to breathe. Breathe – exhale and pause. Just take the first step, the next moment, one thing to do or think about. Let the rest wait. You don’t have to do it all or figure it all out today. Take time and take a breath.
Your life, your way – give yourself permission.
What do you need to give yourself permission for? Where do you need to get out of your own way?
Find your simple,
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