Monday, July 9, 2012

Thoughts for a new week :: be the person you are

It is so easy to get caught up in negativity when you start comparing yourself to other people (who lead seemingly perfect lives), where you end up going down a train of thought that leaves you feeling rather dejected. But with a little practice it is possible to shift this thinking into a positive mindset that makes you feel grateful for the person you are and celebrate all the joyous reasons why its great to be you.

Our individual traits (love them or loathe them) are what makes each of us unique and special. No, not everyone is going to like you, but be ok with that, and instead be thankful for the people you have in your life who love you for who you are.

A few simple daily reminders...
1. Find yourself and accept yourself on your own terms.
2. Don't let yourself be defined by your past; allow yourself to grow and move forward.
3. Be honest and open with who you are.
4. Be your own best friend.
5. Don't be afraid to create and follow your own style.

Wishing you a wonderful start to the week!

Rachel xo

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  1. Such a wonderful message to share. Thanks for the reminders :) xoxo

  2. Good reminders, as always Rachel. Sometimes I have to read them to let them really sink in. :)

  3. I love this post Rachel. I wrote about something similar last week, and I really stand by what I said-- your own self is exactly the person the world needs, and the only way to be. No one has ever been known and loved for being a copycat, that's for sure! It's the people who are committed to their own paths, their own style, that end up leaving a mark. xoxo

  4. Thanks for the great reminders as we start a new week :)I needed them!

  5. What a beautiful and inspiring message. And something we all need to be reminded of. Thanks for posting this! Have a lovely day!

  6. I really enjoyed reading this, I couldn't agree more - love the Kurt Cobain quote too.

    Great start to the week....hope yours is a good one :)

  7. Those are some wonderful, beautiful thoughts Rachel! Have a wonderful week darling :) xo

  8. I needed these reminders! Thank you for another beautiful post x jas

  9. Love love love this! I rather have 5 people to really like me than 100 that like a not very real me ;)

  10. Great message :) I particularly like your #2 - I think it's really important to understand that people are fluid and changeable, and the direction in which you change is your own choice.

  11. So true. Love these motivational posts, Rachel. :)

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