I’m a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.
That’s a line from one of my very favorite Maya Angelou poems. So bold. So courageous. So true. If I love it so much why do I struggle with my very own phenomenal(ness)? Why have I placed so many limiting beliefs on myself? If I am truly phenomenal, then I shouldn’t have any doubts about who I am or the life I’m creating,
If only it were that easy.
I found myself recently really struggling with anxiety. The littlest things will trigger it. I can go from happy to anxious with the slightest shift.
UGH….I thought when you constantly work on yourself, you’re not supposed to go through all this AGAIN??
If only it were that easy. I’ve realized in my journey o
f personal growth and development that the periods of most discomfort are the times that I really need to hang tight and be extremely hopeful. It’s another growing pain. I’m shifting to another level. That’s a good thing. The process is uncomfortable but the journey is so worth it.
Lean into it
Whenever you go through periods of doubt about yourself, whether or not you’re moving in the right direction and whether you are deserving of living the life you deserve and the anxiety settles in, STOP. Lean into it. Pause. Get quiet. Shut everything off. Clear the clutter, the distractions, the voices and just allow yourself to feel whatever you’re feeling. Honor that feeling and give yourself permission to release a
ny thoughts that don’t serve you.
Speak your truth
Spend time each day speaking positively about yourself through daily “I am” statements or affirmations. Allow yourself to be uncomfortable with this exercise until you get used to speaking the words you desire to manifest in your life.
“I am beautiful. I am successful. I am worthy. I am enough. I am a phenomenal woman.”
Change takes time. Change requires courage. Be intentional about growing daily.