Reminder: you are enough.

Dear Self,

You really ought to be nicer to yourself more often. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and remember that you are the glue holding this together. Remind yourself of your intelligence, of your humour, of your good moments and your strengths. Because you have them all in stride.

You really ought to remember what you’ve been through in your life, not as a negative, but as a positive. You did it. You survived. You got stronger. You made it through that and you can make it through this. Nothing in this world is insurmountable so long as you believe in yourself and your capabilities.

Also, you really ought to quit with the excuses. Exercise is good for you, so stop finding reasons to not go. Eating healthy keeps your body properly functioning, so stop eating crap. Your well being is what is most important, so don’t ever deny help when it’s offered, or when you need it. We all need help sometimes. Your family loves you, so stop avoiding them and your friends want what’s best for you, so let them know you appreciate them.

Self, I wish you could know how great you are. I wish you could quit thinking poorly about yourself and direct some of those compliments you like to give to others towards yourself once in a while.

Don’t ever try to hide who you are. Don’t lower your standards, don’t dull your shine. Don’t think that you’re too much or you’re not enough because who you are is good enough. Good enough for you, good enough for friends, good enough for family. Those that love you love you just the way that you are. And the great thing about being human is that good enough can always get better, so long as you believe in yourself.

You’re talented. You’re insightful. You’ve got a way with words that you really ought to start using more often. You’re open-minded, you believe the better in people and yet somehow you don’t believe the better of yourself. You really ought to change that.

Promise me self, in the latter half of this year, I want you to be better. I want you to think smarter and stop putting yourself down. I want you to see the good in yourself and make a conscious effort to smile every day. Because you deserve to smile… even on the crappy days. Nothing in this life is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a bright spot.

You are enough. Love yourself, please. Love everything about yourself. You’re this way for a reason so it’s time you start appreciating that and understanding that you are enough.

38 thoughts on “Reminder: you are enough.

  1. All of you who are reading this, especially you Vee, please do this activity. Stand in front of the mirror and say I love you followed by your own name. Just like you’d say it to someone. Look into your eyes and say it. Whatever the day, or mood try and make it a habit. Some of you wouldn’t have said it to yourselves ever. It may seem childish but it has the power to bring a heartfelt smile on your face and also tears 😊 I discovered this lately. My first time gave me tears and it chocked me with emotions. Love yourself. It’s such a beautiful blessing ❤️ Take care all.

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  2. I feel like not exercising and eating crap are habits that make us feel good in the moment. If they were easy to quit, we would have stopped these bad habits a long time ago. Why do they keep happening? Why do we turn to these things and what is the root cause of it all? Getting down to the nitty gritty of our deeply ingrained habits can help us figure out who we really are. It’s some deep emotional work but getting all deep and introspective might help you find the answers you are looking for. 🧘‍♀️

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    1. Sometimes I feel like you should take these comments and turn them into motivation for posts on your blog. If you based a post solely off of this, it would be something I think a lot of people could benefit from reading! You’re very wise.


  3. This is a beautiful love letter you’ve written to yourself…what if we all did this and then reread it at least once a day? Daily affirmation and mindfulness exercise.


  4. I think this is a beautiful letter to yourself. Read it, daily, weekly, monthly, however often you need to but don’t just read it, digest it, believe it, know it, feel it and live it.
    I have written a couple of articles that might be helpful to you, as I am an empowerment coach and a self-love expert 🙂


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