Welcome back and let’s jump right into it! Learn how to break free from your insecurities.
Of course, there exist several practices on how to fight them but, for now, let me introduce you to one of the most powerful ones:
Marisa Peer, a Therapist and Speaker who I truly admire, created the powerful practice of “I am enough”.
The goal is to calm your inner child`s longing for love and acceptance and tell yourself that you ARE enough! Enough in every aspect of your life. You are beautiful, smart, brave, strong, funny and everything else you might think of- enough.
How does it work?
Find a place at home that gets your attention various times throughout the day (mirror, door of the fridge, bathroom door, etc.) and put the phrase “I am enough” on there. Every time you pass that spot, focus on the meaning of the phrase and say it out loud. (it’s ok if you feel silly at the beginning, but trust me, it’s worth it!)
For the first couple of days I would even suggest writing the phrase down on a piece of paper every single morning in order to really shape your thinking.
Why does this work?
Let’s imagine a website. When you look at it you can see text, pictures and colors. What you don’t see is the coding (Html codes etc) behind it, you just see the end result. You can scroll through the homepage, click on the menu and even turn your screen brighter to change it a little bit. But you will never be able to change the coding in the background, right?
The same happens with your belief system. It is like the coding in the background. You can think about your beliefs and insecurities and you can decide to never be afraid again, but once you enter a new situation, you will behave the same way, because you did not actually change the “coding” in the background. With the practice of “I am enough” we are working on the source, the coding of the belief system, and can therefore influence how we will behave in new situations.
Of course, it takes some time to rewire our system, but after practicing for a while you will notice a difference.
I really hope that you enjoyed this first series of my blog and that it helped you to learn more about yourself.
Stay tuned if you want to dive a little deeper into the world of psychology and learn more about similar topics!
PS: In case you have any questions, you are more than welcome to message me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
PPS: This is an awesome interview with Marisa Peer! I highly recommend watching it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHw7AbBcF8w