Are You Enough?
How many times a day do you put yourself down? "I'm not strong enough, kind enough, thin enough, rich enough, patient enough, organised enough". You might be surprised. Even the most normal of thoughts can have a subtle undertone of insufficiency.
See if you can catch yourself in these moments and feel what it's like to be not enough. Really soak it in. What happens in your body when you have this thought? It's unpleasant, but it's important to experience it. See what it's doing to you?
Then find a piece of evidence that proves otherwise (like how you organise yourself and others to get to work/school every day), and affirm yourself with the mantra "I am enough. I am enough. I AM ENOUGH".
Your partner is listening. Your children are listening. Your body is listening. Be mindful of the messages you're sending. Notice them, experience their impact and give yourself space to heal and change.
Feel free to share your experiences and ask any questions below.
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Laura is a Gestalt counsellor and psychotherapist in Melbourne's inner North.