Those are the sounds one might hear upon embarking on a self-centering journey of eternal happiness and inner peace. And thatâ€™s great for some people.
On the other hand, there are people who are a little more like me. Rather than going to yoga classes 5 days a week, drinking kale juice and practicing daily meditation, I like to eat mac nâ€™ cheese, never stand up and practice daily sleeping… all day. Of course, every other minute I can find during the day, I often find myself singing at the top of my lungs to Broadway classics. But thatâ€™s just me.
If you clicked on this article hoping that I would re-assure you of your convictions that meditation and yoga are the quickest and only route on the road to self-love and inner happiness, well… you are in for some disappointment. However, if you have clicked on this article because, like myself, you have struggled to find answers that DONâ€™T involve yoga and meditation, well then, I welcome you to this little article of mine. Without further ado, here is my tried and true solution to overcoming sadness, insecurity, and self-doubt.
So here it is…….
Just a LITTLE farther……
TO HELL what anyone else thinks!
There. I said it.
Do you think youâ€™re cool? Cool! There really is no need to validate the feelings you already have by somebody else (who might I add, probably has issues of their own). Do you not think youâ€™re cool? Whoever dictated what it means to be cool anyway?! Maybe you like to wear socks with sandals or three different hairbands at a time. Maybe you just LOVE rainbow eye shadow. So if you donâ€™t think youâ€™re cool here is what Iâ€™m going to ask you to do.
Get up. Yes, right now. Go look in the mirror and repeat after me: Iâ€™M AWESOME.
Wow. Look at that! You decided, YOU, on your own that you are awesome! I donâ€™t know about you, but I think thatâ€™s pretty cool. Look at all those little quirks you have that make you an individual, that make you different from everybody else. Nobody else in the world shares that exact same sequence of quirks. Cherish that. Some of the insecurities you carry, others will look at in awe.
Finally, my advice to you is to simply go out and love yourself, love the world and love everyone you can. When we throw aside useless feelings of doubt, and be who we truly are meant to be, how can we possibly be anything else but awesome? The simple and honest answer, is that we canâ€™t.