As you may already know, or will find out if you stick around long enough, I am a HUGE fan of Brene Brown’s work. Love, Love, Love it! If you haven’t yet been exposed, start here with her first Ted Talk, and pick up a copy of The Gifts of Imperfection. It changed my life!
Being a Brene Brown groupie, I was quick to sign up when she launched both of her 6-week e-courses through Oprah’s company, which was based on the Gifts of Imperfection.
One of my (many) favorite exercises from that course was to write on your hand “I’m Imperfect and I’m Enough” and take a photo of yourself with this acknowledgement on your hand.
I love the simplicity of it, and the amazing impact that seeing yourself with these words and this statement can have to remind you that you are enough (and you’re pretty awesome), even if you are far from perfect.
Are you your own worst critic? What might you accomplish and how might you feel if you were to do this simple exercise until you truly believed that you are good enough despite your imperfections?
I encourage you to write this statement on your hand, take a photo of it with your phone, print it out and hang it somewhere you will see it often every day. You could hang it on your bathroom mirror, on your computer, on your phone, in your office, in your car, or anywhere else that you will see it frequently.
The sky is the limit when we start seeing how much we have to offer instead of constantly keeping an inventory of all the ways we aren’t good enough.
Be kind to yourself. Love yourself. Practice compassion toward yourself.
You are pretty awesome! It’s high time you started believing that!
I’d love to hear from you and see your photos!!! Post a comment below and let me know how this felt for you. What shifts did you experience? I’d also love to see you post your photo and post the link below!