I am my own worst critic, questioning each and every decision I make. My mind tells me that I’m not good enough to be a parent, to follow my dreams of writing, plus much much more. The constant negativity that comes from my brain is quit frankly debilitating. I’m not trying anything new, I’m not writing and I’m not finding joy in anything that I do.
Scrolling through Pinterest I looked for quotes in the hopes that I can find some inspiration or motivation to help me get out of this mindset. When I found an image with a list of daily affirmations to tell yourself. Normally that wouldn’t be something that I would do, I don’t have a daily mantra to get me into the right mindset. Maybe that is what needs to change.
I posted this picture on Instagram along with the caption “I A M E N O U G H. Self doubt is a feeling that I am all to familiar with. I doubt & second guess everything I do. ?I’m not sure exactly what has changed but I have realised that I need to change the way I speak to myself and telling myself that I am enough is where I need to make the start, in changing my mindset. ?Hopefully those feelings of self doubt will gradually become less and less prominent. #iamenough #affirmations #mentalhealth #mentalillness #selfdoubt #dailystruggles #changinghowithink #thepositivityexperiement”. It’s only been a short amount of time since I posted the picture and decided to tell myself that I AM ENOUGH everyday. I can’t say that this will completely change my mindset and stop the self doubt from creeping in from time to time, but I have to try something or I am going to destroy me confidence completely and I cannot let that happen.
The words have been posted, all through the house so that I have not only a daily reminder but a reminder whenever I sit at my desk. Open a kitchen cupboard and look in the mirror.
I plan to continue to look for other ways to push out the self doubt and negativity. Sharing any other mantras or affirmations that I find, in the hopes that they won’t only help me but help others.