Have you ever given yourself permission?
What stopped you? Or was it a “who?” Do the opinions of others direct and control your life? Do you feel bound to the expectations of others…no matter how painful and/or unrealistic they are?
How long has this been going on? Has it gotten out of hand recently or has it always been this way? What percentage do you show up for yourself? 100%? 70%? 40%? 10%?
Don’t you think you owe it to yourself, not everybody else, to give yourself permission? I’m not suggesting cutting everyone out of your life or not taking the feelings of others into consideration. I’m asking if YOU and YOUR feelings and goals are in the mix when decisions are made.
We often become ‘selfless’ in our giving and helping others. Sometimes it goes on for so long that we can become invisible or lost in it. Where are you? Are you even on the radar screen anymore? What nice things have you done for yourself without asking for the approval of and permission from someone else? Have you made any decisions or choices that were solely for you? In YOUR best interest? Because YOU wanted it? Do you take a back seat to everyone else?
What can you do for your SELF today? What would YOU really like to do? How do you really want to feel?
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