Last week on my Facebook video I shared 3 keys to unlocking your best you. The video was just a quick over view and since these keys are a must for being healthy, I wanted to go into more detail for you. If you missed the video, you can watch it here.
Key #1- Acknowledge your imperfections and mistakes. We all have things about ourselves that we don't like. Let's not get crazy here and pick yourself apart. Be realistic. If you feel you need to make a list, go for it. If you don't think you have any imperfections, I'm here to tell you that you do. Ask God to help you. It's ok to have imperfections! Did you get that? It's perfectly ok to have imperfections. For some of you, the expectation has been to "be perfect, look perfect and act perfect." That is unhealthy of the person who expected that from you. On that note, I'll say it one more time. It's perfectly ok to have imperfections! We are a work in progress; A masterpiece that is being created and perfected along the way.
We make mistakes and have made mistakes. I could write a few books on all the mistakes I've made. Past mistakes need to be learned from and left in the past. We can expect to make many more before our journey on earth ends. So acknowledge that you've made mistakes in your past and that you'll make them again. Don't be afraid of making them. It's part of life. I've learned some pretty great things through the mistakes I've made and in turn, I'm able to help people.
Key #2- Forgive Yourself! We know to forgive others when they hurt or offend us. Sometimes, we encounter the repeat offender that gains several slots on our list. You know, the one that you find yourself having to forgive every hour or everyday for a while. We've all had one of those. Well, guess what? That repeat offender can many times be us. Since we make mistakes and have imperfections, doesn't it make sense that we would need to forgive ourselves? So here's some homework. Ask God what you need to forgive yourself for and listen. Write it down. Go to a mirror, look yourself in the eye and say, (your name), I hurt you, I'm sorry, please forgive me. Then say, "(your name), I forgive you for..., I release you, I love you." That may sound corny but do it anyway!
Key #3- Accept Yourself! Over the years, we've been hurt by others unfair expectations of us, words and actions. These wounds can cause us to reject part or all of ourselves. We've admitted our flaws, forgiven ourselves and now it's time to accept who we are. The imperfect, mistake making, amazing, talented, gifted person that you are! We are constantly learning and growing in life. We allow God to transform us daily, doing the work on ourselves. That's a normal healthy part of life. Accept it and accept you and who you are today knowing you're a work in progress.
If you need help in any of these areas, please contact me about Coaching. The My Transformational Journal will be a great tool as well.
You're Worth It!