Stomp Your Inner Mean Girl...You are ENOUGH!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

You are enough.

I am constantly battling my inner mean girl. The girl who tells me I am not enough. I've been battling this mean girl for a very long time. When I was in high school, I let her take control of me. I let her convince me that the only way for me to be enough was to stop eating. She convinced me that would solve all of my problems.
But it didn't, it had the exact opposite effect. I lost the muscle tone I needed to pursue my dream of a dancing career. I lost friends, my boyfriend, my passion, everything.
It wasn't until I was on the bathroom floor crying about the words in my head that were playing on repeat, that I realized something needed to change. I realized I needed to stop attacking myself and instead start building myself up. I sought counseling, began practicing coping mechanisms when that mean girl would show her ugly face.
After I began to heal myself, lick my wounds, and stand up, I began to realize that I am not the only one who has convinced herself that I am not enough. Knowing what I went through, and still occasionally go through, my heart breaks every time I hear someone else say they are not enough.
What do you want that you believe you are not enough for? Your career? Your significant other? Your friends? Your hobbies? Your passions? Your children? All of these things that are currently in one giant tangled knot?
Guess what, you are more than enough! Say it...say "I am enough"! Say it again, and again, and again. This is a coping mechanism....say "I am enough" until you start to believe it, say it until it naturally continues on repeat in your head!
When that inner mean girl begins to take over my mind, I fight back! You can fight back! Stomp out those negative, self destructive thoughts with a statement that contradicts what that negative little B-word is trying to say. Is she telling you that you're fat? Telling you that you're ugly? Cut her with "I am beautiful!" "I am healthy!" "I am loved!". Because guess what, you are all of those things! I am serious. Are you reading this post because you have had a bad day? Because you are currently hearing that voice in your head that is telling you that you're not enough? Fight back with positive affirmations!
I felt like a crazy person when I was literally having a verbal fight with myself, the first time that I did this. But it worked! I was able to look at myself in the mirror and begin to believe that I am not what my inner mean girl likes to tell me I am. I am everything that I want to be, and you are everything you want to be. You are none of the things that inner mean girl tells you, she is there to see you fail, when you are really meant to succeed.

Not sure where to start with positive affirmations? Take a look at this list and pick out the phrases that stand out the most. Then begin repeating them to yourself. You are all of these things:

  • I am Beautiful
  • I am Loved
  • I am Successful
  • I am constantly growing, better and better every single day. 
  • I am Strong
  • I am worthy of being Loved
  • I am Pure Beauty
  • I am Powerful, Confident, and Fully Capable of Reaching my Dreams
  • I Love Myself
  • I am Authentic, True, and Pure
  •  I am Exactly who I NEED to be at this Moment! 
  • I am a Beautiful Expression of my Individuality
  • I am here for a Beautiful Purpose
  • I am Worthy of Happiness
  • I can Do It!
  • I am what I Choose!
  • I Deserve Respect. 
  • I am perfect just as I am

Do you have any positive affirmations that you prefer to the ones in this list? Or maybe your own that you came up with, that relate to what your mean girl is trying to bring you down about? Leave them in the comments below! I would love to read them! 

 Love Always, 
                        Kaitlyn B

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