Affirmation: I am enough. I do enough.

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Let me start by saying that you are enough and you do enough.

When there’s not a scratch, let alone a check mark on my to-do list, not a single item of laundry done, or a strand of hair combed – even in those times, I have to remember that I am enough. If I don’t then the bully in my head, aka my inner negative self-talk, will start to think I’m inviting her to beat me up, giving her permission to tell me that I don’t do enough.

Police the people in your head.

But here’s the thing, I do enough. I am enough. For a long time I wouldn’t allow myself to believe that. I’m a full-time Mom homeschooling a 3-year old, my husband and I run 4 thriving businesses, and we don’t have a cook or a maid. A maid would be super awesome since I also have 3 dogs. Even with all of that, I still have to affirm that “I am enough” daily because that voice tells me I could do more. Since that bully of a voice is mean and uses fear tactics to keep me small and quiet, I do my best to reclaim my power. I need every last drop I can get. Can I get an Amen?!

Too many hats and pots.

A common trap for me is trying to make something happen. You think you are being proactive and “making things happen”. I figured out that I was only making more busy work for myself so that I felt I was doing enough. I had on all my hats and I was stirring all the pots. Because that’s what hustlin’ looks like. Until I got tired of grinding so hard and crashing even harder.

Simmer down now.

After getting bronchitis 5 times in 2015 – clearly, something had to change. I started to wear one hat at a time and focused the job duties that came along with that hat. Breaking up the workload into groups helped me see and feel that I was doing enough. When a hat would require more than I could give, it was time to reevaluate it.

I started giving myself permission to take better care of me.

After I reevaluated my to-do list, sometimes a project would have to get cut and a day off inserted. Small, daily decisions are important too. Example: I ate something good for my body even though I could’ve eaten cereal for dinner. Ok, who I am kidding, that’s a big one too!

Remember to give yourself some love by replacing the self-judgement with self-compassion. You’re doing great, kiddo. Put your hand over your heart and feel it beating when you start to think you’re not, and know every day, you are enough.

Love you more,

Jules

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About The Author

I’m a random-dance-party-havin’ optimist who loves family time the most. My hair is a party and I’ll pray with anyone, anywhere. My life is a surrender experiment where I choose faith over fear to follow my intuition. It has all led me here to share wholehearted stories about what I’ve learned along the way; from overcoming a terminal brain tumor to becoming a celebrity makeup artist and then trading it all in for a purpose-driven life. Wanna know more about me? Hop over to the About page and keep reading. xo

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