Here we are two weeks into the new year. Have you had the chance to reflect on positive aspects of the past year?
If so, you may have been surprised when you had the realization that there were more positive things on the highlight reel than you would have thought. I know it’s easy to focus on what’s not working so that’s why it’s good to look for the positive to gain a new perspective.
Having a fresh perspective can expand your life is so many ways. It has you looking at things differently than you have looked at them before. “Seeing” things clearly for the first time can be very eye opening.
One new perspective that can be life changing is making the decision to say yes to yourself.
As a society, we are taught that being a good mother means you put everyone and everything else before your own needs without question.
That belief is so outdated and we need a new paradigm. You can only give so much before you are coming from a place of depletion. When we take the time to meet our own needs, we are coming from a more expanded place.
My greatest shift regarding the power of saying yes to myself came a few years ago. After seeing that the calendar was clear, I scheduled a trip to Scottsdale for a coaching conference that was very important to me. A few weeks later, my daughter shared with me she had an event that she wanted me to attend. I was torn…what should I do?
As much as I wanted to be there for my daughter, I made the decision to go to my conference. It was definitely not an easy decision for me but in my heart I knew that it was the time to say yes to something very important to me.
I didn’t have the perspective at the time of making the decision, but looking back I can see how saying yes to ourselves sends a powerful message (especially for our daughters).
Along with sending a powerful message, I believe that saying yes to yourself is the opposite of being selfish. Saying yes to yourself is a gift you give yourself and everyone in your life.
Where in your life would you like to say YES to yourself? Perhaps you will have to take a step away from all the noise of everyday life to find that quiet place where you have the space to think about what is important to you.
Let’s connect for a complimentary discovery session to talk about how I can support you in saying yes to yourself. After all, who doesn’t want to say yes to themselves?
I would love to hear what bubbled up for you when reading this post so feel free to comment below. Should you have any questions or want to connect, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.