What are your insecurities and where do they stem from? We all have them but rarely do we take the time to really examine them. Take some time this week to write out your insecurities and see how they are affecting your daily actions.

Some of the most common insecurities that people have are

He or she might leave me if.

If don’t behave a certain way then I will not be accepted.

Comparing yourself to others and then feeling less than perfect.

Criticism you received as a child still dictating how you live your life.

Listing out your insecurities will give you the opportunity to face each one and evaluate if they are grounded in reality or if they were caused by some previous experience that you have been replaying over time. The first step you can take to overcoming your insecurities is accepting and loving who you are. Having a sense of self approval doesn’t mean that you don’t want become better or improve, it does mean coming to terms with who you are today. Look in a mirror today and say ‘I love you’ to your reflection. This might sound like a silly exercise, but I guarantee you that many people cannot look themselves in the eyes and do this. Remember, if you can’t love yourself, how will you make room for others to love you.

“Freedom begins with accepting who you are.” – Suriya