“Hey, how are you?”
Me: “Heyyy! I’m awesoooome 🙂 Wbu?”
True story. Story of my life 😀
Every time someone asks me a casual “how are you?”, by far THIS is my default response. It is pretty much natural! NO – I don’t reply “Fine” or “Good’. I think life is so blessed and beautiful and us just being able to see a new every day is such a gift! ❤
A month and a half back, my mentor wrote an introduction email about me to one of his colleagues. It was supposed to be a formal introductory email. One sentence from the email stood out to me. It read:
“Himali is an awesome person, ……”
I was touched and felt humbled. And then, something inside of me instantly switched. I started to view myself differently. AWESOME. I repeated the words over and over again to myself until it was how exactly I felt about my own self. “I AM AWESOME”.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to brag about myself. But, I think that how we view ourselves, our self-esteem, our self-worth, our self-image – all of this is super important. If we undermine ourselves, don’t see ourselves as worthy or deserving, who will? If we don’t believe in ourselves, who will? If we don’t love ourselves, who will?
Be your own cheerleader.
Be your biggest fan!
Treat yourself like someone you love.
Often, we are super kind and generous to other people. Help and support them, but apply a different kind of “self-talk”. We need to be loving and kind to ourselves. See ourselves as worth and lovable first, rather than expecting others to love and respect us.
You can not give from an empty cup.
Give from your overflow, not the depths of your well.
YOU are the prize.