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Emotions Suck

sometimes

when you don’t know things you NEED to know

or you feel things you DON’T want to feel (or at least, you probably shouldn’t feel them maybe possibly i don’t know)


(i mean, emotions are also awesome, but ugh.)

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There’s Something Strange about being Weird

What is something about YOU that’s weird?

Do you like it about yourself?


We’ve kinda demonized the term, ‘weird’.

Of course, there’s a big difference between quirky weird and creepy weird, the latter being none too healthy nor pleasing (or helpful).


But being weird, isn’t automatically a bad thing.

Typically, it simply means you stand out from the crowd. You divert from social or cultural behavior of the majority surrounding you.

That doesn’t mean evil, bad, wrong, or stupid.

Yet, that’s often how we take it.


Are you a goth in a school that idolizes jocks?

One of those special human beings who walks about in the world with no socks on (how do you NOT have blisters?!)?

Do you have a speech impediment?

I bet you’re considered weird. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Or you.

Being goth is perfectly fine. Also, your makeup is amazing. If you’re someone who doesn’t wear socks, I don’t know how you survive, but there’s nothing wrong with you. And a speech impediment didn’t stop Winston Churchill.


I guess what I’m trying to say is, stop bloody worrying if people call you weird.

What’s weird in Japan might be normal in America and vice versa. It doesn’t mean anything is inherently wrong. Wrong, is when you cause harm. And that’s got it’s own term…. wrong.


Being weird isn’t bad. In fact, any time the subject comes up, I always think of this poem. I’ll leave you with it. So first, just know that your oddities make you, YOU. And you are a beautiful human being. Don’t hide. (Unless you’re in a situation where taking my advice would put you in danger. 😉)


“She had blue skin,

And so did he.

He kept it hid,

And so did she.

They searched for blue

Their whole life through,

Then passed right by —

And never knew.”

Shel Silverstein

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Trust…

is bloody scary.

I guess trust brings up vulnerability. It takes into consideration if the person or situation is trustworthy. If you, yourself are trustworthy. It brings up risk.

Trust isn’t easy. Nothing worth your time is.


My question for you today and every day of your life is… do you trust yourself?

In the same way, I’m asking you, do you think YOU matter? Do you think you’re valuable? Do you think it’s important to do what you say you’ll do – for others and yourself? Do you think it’s important to SEE yourself and be honest about that?


Do you trust yourself?

If you don’t, don’t hate on yourself. That won’t help.

Start building trust with YOU.

Make some promises to yourself and keep them.

Trust me, its important.

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Your Reason

Why?

Why do you do what you do?

Why do you not do what you do not do?

Why do you do things that you wish you wouldn’t?

Why can’t you seem to do things you wish you would?


Awareness comes before you can implement change. We’re odd little creatures. And we almost always have a “why”.

Figure yours out.

Know yourself.

Trust me, it’ll help across the board.

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Say It


I ACCEPT ALL OF MYSELF.


Have you ever said that to yourself, about yourself? Out loud.


Try it out. Seriously.

(Accepting yourself. Loving yourself. That doesn’t mean approving of things you don’t like about yourself, like bad habits or addictions. Approving and accepting are two very different things.)

So why not try feeding yourself a new idea… that you accept all of yourself? Instead of letting everyone outside of you brainwash you into believing you’re not enough.

You are, by the way. Good enough. Don’t forget to talk to yourself like you are.

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Perfection Is a Myth

Stop trying to live it.

Life is messy. Everyone makes mistakes.

If you aren’t making mistakes, that means you’re not trying to grow, learn, or become.

We have such a nasty stigma surrounding mistakes. It’s as if we think making a mistake is the same thing as failing. Or being bad, wrong, or flawed somehow. As if making a mistake means we aren’t good enough or worthy.

Which is a ridiculous notion. That I totally struggle with.


Next time you make a mistake, don’t be mean to yourself.

Instead, ask yourself what you can learn from it? How it can help you move forward more effectively.

It’s a learning curve. NOT a stick to beat yourself with.

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If We’re Honest With Ourselves

there’s not much in life we can control.

What we can do, is take the energy of the situation and morph it into something creative instead of destructive.


What are you trying to control that you cannot?

Be honest with yourself.

How can you use it to your advantage? What can you do to tap into the potential and turn it into positive growth, creativity, or a catalyst?


(i am not however, releasing you of all responsibility… there are a lot of things we can control and are responsible for. but that’s a discussion for another day)