Many young adults I’ve worked with have described this time as a sort of in-between or limbo experience. I can relate to that when I think back to my late teens and early 20s.
We deserve to be celebrated, treasured, and affirmed. We need and want people and spaces that do see us and love us wholly.
The idea of “not enough” is a manifestation of lack mentality or scarcity mentality. When your thinking is focused on the ways that something or someone is “not _____ enough,” you are stuck in scarcity thinking.
when we take the time to feel and then reach out to a trusting, loving other, connection can grow. I also find that when I open up and let someone know I care, I feel like my most authentic self.
Friendship qualms, questions, concerns, and curiosities are one of the most frequent topics of conversation in my sessions with young people.
You are probably already doing some things that show self-compassion. The key is to be mindful and aware of how and what you’re telling yourself when you’re going through a hard time.
As I navigate uncertainties and insecurities, some of the best medicine has been being with myself. But, like, really being with myself.
When you hear the word gratitude, what thoughts/feelings/beliefs come to mind? When you hear the word appreciation, what thoughts/feelings/beliefs come to mind?
Self-love is not a destination. It’s a relationship. And like all relationships, it requires time, attention, care, and practice.
“There are too many noises happening at once!” “I can’t go down that aisle, the scents are too strong!” :: screams or gasps when someone walks into the room ::…