Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Rewards Of Self Love

Had this inspiring article forwarded to me from Ovarian-cysts-pcos.com which I am subscribed to. Thought I'd share it. The original article can be found here.
An important rule of success in life is to learn to love and appreciate yourself.
You are worthy of all the world’s riches, whether financial, physical, emotional or spiritual.
To be able to have anything in life, you must first believe that you are worthy of it. If you do not believe you are worthy of living the good life, you will unconsciously sabotage yourself and your efforts.
It's well known that we strive to prove ourselves right. As Richard Bach said, "Argue for your limitations and they will be yours."
Have you decided you don't deserve what you really want in life? Maybe that was the message that your parents gave you or maybe you just picked up that belief from your environment.
But here's a question: How is this belief serving you or your family? What will this belief cost you in time and lost opportunities for fun and enjoyment? Is this belief really worth hanging on to?
Do things daily that improve your self-esteem. An excellent way to improve your life is to expose yourself to information every day that reminds you of how worthy you are of having whatever you are willing to create for yourself.
The power of your mind is the instrument of your success or failure, and happiness or unhappiness in life.
Don’t associate with others who dwell on the negative. Stay away from negative newspaper, magazine, television, and radio information that drags you down and makes you focus on what is not working.
Get out of old ruts of thinking, acting, and behaving. A rut is a living death.
For the next 21 days create a new routine for yourself. Do things differently. Simply changing your habits will give you the opportunity to enjoy new things. Allow yourself to see new opportunities and you will recreate the spark in your life that makes life fun again.
It's sad that most people go through life unconsciously. They get up at the same time every the morning, eat the same breakfast, drive the same route to work, eat lunch with the same people, talk about the same worn, tired subjects and then go home and do the same thing night after night.
These are the same people who say life is no longer fun. They complain there is nothing to do and that life is boring. Their relationships are dying on the vine from lack of stimulation.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life, so do something different!
Try changing your routine -- experiment by wearing different outfits, trying new foods, going out to eat in a new place, shopping in a different part of town. Invite a neighbor over whom you’ve not really gotten to know before. Go to a museum or the library and read books on subjects that you've never read before. Try a new haircut.
Just do something different every day for next 21 days and discover how much more alive you have become!
I think I'll give myself a 21 day challenge, starting now! Lets see how this goes...

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