This week’s positive word is
By Victoria J.Brown
Embrace yourself. Embrace life.
Do you embrace yourself enough?
Unfortunately, not many people do embrace themselves enough. But it’s important to love yourself and embrace all that you are and embrace your life. By embracing yourself and your life you can learn to accept situations, other people, and all that life throws at you.
This article from www.tapping.com gives a great overview as to why loving yourself first is so important.
We all have something about ourselves that we don’t like, but embracing your uniqueness will enable you to shine and give out love to others.
Ask yourself when trying to embrace yourself: Would you treat someone else as mean as you treat yourself? Would you criticise someone else as much as you criticise yourself? Once you accept yourself and all your flaws, you’ll find it easier to embrace others and your life.
Maybe you are finding it hard to move on from a past event, an event in your life that you feel is affecting your future. Embracing these past events and learning from them will help you move forward.
Are you unsure how to do this? Do you feel this is easier said than done?
Here’s a little exercise to get you started on learning how to embrace yourself:
1/ Write down the situation that you feel is holding you back: what has happened and what you feel is holding you back.
2/ Write down what has upset you about this situation: why are you upset? What are you feeling, what are your emotions?
3/ The most important part of this exercise and this part MUST be done: Write answers to the following questions:
* What you have learned from the situation?
* What could you have done differently? If anything …
* What can you do about it now?
* What positive things (there will be plenty) can you take from the situation, experience and how can you use these positives in your future. This last part of the exercise is the most important. Embracing an upsetting event is crucial in moving forward with your future.
Believe that everything happens for a reason. So accepting your past and the reasons why certain events have occurred will help you embrace the future.