I Am Enough – A Simple Habit That Will Change Your Life
I am enough. Repeat that to yourself. Are you enough? Do you believe it?
To be honest I never did imagine that studying and talking about self-acceptance, self-love and self esteem would be something I would become so passionate about.
Growing up it was never the kind of things that guys would talk about. I even remember mentioning that I’m looking into self-love as being one of the things that could be holding me back to one of my family members only to be told that I sound like a 40 year old woman.
But throughout all my study of success things like self-love, self-esteem and self-awareness keep popping up and in my opinion, especially in a facebook and instagram world these are an absolute necessity to anyone who wants to live a happy, healthy and successful life.
I Am Enough
I wanted to tell you about this simple daily habit of repeating “I Am Enough” after watching a video of renowned therapist Marisa Peer talking about it at AFest. You can watch the video below where Marisa talks about the miraculous transformations that can happen simply when you believe you are enough.
Marisa Peer says: “In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve discovered that the root of so many modern problems—hoarding, excessive drinking, compulsive shopping, and over-eating—come right back to a need to fill the inner emptiness of not feeling “enough” with external things. The more you tell yourself you are enough, the more you’ll believe it. It sounds so utterly simple—and it is—and all you need is the commitment to do it and the belief that it will work.”
Why Make This A Daily Habit?
Everyday we’re being bombarded with messages that say the exact opposite. Whether that be through TV, newspapers or magazines…or even your friends carefully filtered social media profiles.
If you want to be successful then its simply essential that you have healthy levels of self-esteem and confidence and you can only do that when you unconditionally accept yourself as you are.
When you don’t think you are good enough you will not take the necessary steps required to achieve your goals.
For me, I had such high ambitions growing up, and because I failed to realise them when I wanted to, beating myself up and being hard on myself became the habitual way of trying to get myself to do things.
Then there was habit two – Set even more audacious goals because I “needed” to play catch up on life. I failed on those too and repeated the cycle of beating myself up.
In the process of doing that I unconsciously started telling myself that I wasn’t good enough even though everyone outside of me would think the opposite. If you want to lower your self-worth and destroy your confidence that would be the recipe.
If you simply remind yourself that you are good enough on a daily basis you will be able to counter the messages that we are being fed through external sources or your own negative self-talk.
I Am Enough – The 30 Day Challenge
You know when your confidence and self-esteem could do with a boost simply by asking yourself the question “If I was good enough what else would I try or do that I am not already doing?”
It’s crazy how many people don’t follow through on things simply because they don’t think they’re good enough, smart enough, experienced enough, attractive enough or whatever enough.
For me, for a long time it was “Who am I to advise/teach/blog about being successful?”, even though everyone else would be telling me I have a lot of experience and could really make a difference.
So in the 30 Day Challenge you will finally start believing you are enough do be, do or have anything you want in your life.
I Am Enough 30 Day Challenge Instructions
- Stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes and repeat out aloud (with some feeling and emotion): I Am Enough. I Am Enough. I have always been enough. And now that I know I am enough everyone else knows it too. And I will always be enough.
- Do this 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night.
- You can also repeat this statement silently to yourself whenever you’re in the shower, driving or travelling.
- You can also set up a phone alert to remind you of this throughout the day.
- You can also write it on your mirror or anywhere where you will see it throughout the day.
I highly advise that you do this whilst in front of a mirror. Mirror affirmations are much more powerful because there is just something about looking into your own eyes whilst you say such statements.
It also sends the subconscious message that if you are making the effort and commitment to being in front of the mirror that you are important and that this is important.
It might be a little uncomfortable at first but push past that. It will be worth it.
And if you are at all questioning whether affirmations work, they do, they just take a bit of time and repetition. Anytime you are talking inside your head you are essentially doing affirmations and they worked pretty well right?
You’ll know when you believe you are enough because you will see a change in your behaviour and in how you feel. After that you can reduce the time or just set a few daily reminders to keep reinforcing your belief but make sure you do it for at least 30 days.
I Am Enough – It’s simple daily habits like this that are almost too simple that make us question whether they will actually make a difference but it will change your life.
Are You Enough?
Are you going to do the 30 Day Challenge? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Share this post and get your family, friends and co-workers on the 30 Day Challenge.