Approve of Yourself
It is just that simple, flaws, mistakes, wrong turns, whatever judgments you press against yourself, drop them in favor of approving yourself. Now that doesn’t mean you continue making the same mistakes or ignoring some character traits that need attention. No, but it does mean, look at them and move one. Press yourself upward in the consciousness toward higher energies of approval. We do not need to be perfect. Far from it, but were chosen to live here, now, during this time.
I know that it is scary that we may have chosen to live during these times, but what if it were true? Philosophers write we decide to be a part of the here and now.
Sometimes we feel like we’re not “approval material” because of our faults or because of mistakes we have made. That is not true; we are approved of right now just as we are. No matter our weaknesses, no matter how many times we have tried and failed to overcome a bad habit and failed, we still are approval material. By recognizing that we can approve of ourselves, we can move on with renewed energy. Try this, when you get up in the morning, say, “I approve of myself. I am my own best friend.
I will go out and be the best version of myself today that I can.” Add some of your approval statements, and then repeat them at lunch, in the evening when you get home, and right before you go to bed. If you do this for a month, you will notice a change in your mood. Those close to you will wonder what you’re doing; they may even say, somehow you’re different here lately.
If you start to tell yourself that you are approved, bringing your best game every day, maybe falling short at times but still pressing on with a good attitude, you will be the best version of yourself. When you make a mistake, pick yourself up from the “poor me” syndrome that Carolyn Myss so effectively talks about and rise again. You can give yourself not more than thirty seconds to feel sorry for yourself and then say, I’m moving on from this.
Then go out and find the people, the connections, and materials you need to move forward in your life. Approve of yourself, and you will find new energy that you never knew was there.
Closely related to Approve of Yourself, is Self-Esteem. Read my post here What Kids Need: Self-Esteem – Dr. Rich Patterson (pattersonphd.com)
The Alternative Daily has a post on 5 Ways to Approve of Yourself Each Day, find it here, 5 Ways to Approve of Yourself Each Day (thealternativedaily.com)
Yours for a Better Life,