I set myself free by forgiving myself

I set myself free by forgiving myself

By holding on to regret and disappointment with myself, I am only punishing myself. Just like everyone else in the world, I have made mistakes, but I am willing to forgive myself.

Forgiving myself is easy. I have everything to gain when I forgive myself. I gain peace of mind, emotional freedom, and a new perspective on life.

I am free of my past when I forgive myself.

I avoid the belief that I must be perfect to be content or happy. Mistakes are part of the game of life. I accept that I make mistakes and exercise poor judgement from time to time.

I learn from my mistakes and become a wiser version of myself each day. Forgiving myself allows me to become the best person I can be.

I am willing to forgive others, so I must be willing to forgive myself, too. Self-forgiveness gives me the greatest level of freedom.

Each time I forgive myself, I release myself from emotional bondage. I am then free to grow and develop fully.

Forgiving myself is a daily habit. Each day I forgive myself and learn from my errors.

Today, I release myself from the past. I forgive myself for my past transgressions and move forward with confidence and positivity. I am free to choose the life I want.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are the three things I regret the most? What can I learn from those mistakes?
  2. How would I feel if I chose to forgive myself for all of my mistakes?
  3. What is it costing me to not forgive myself? What do I think I am gaining by holding on to the past?

 

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My standards are high.

My standards are high.

I feel accomplished when I push myself to go after more. Being consistent in what I accept ensures that I achieve at peak level.

My expectations are lofty for both what I give and what I accept from others. I challenge myself to work beyond the previous day’s accomplishments. Sometimes I miss the mark, but it is hardly due to a lack of effort.

Pushing myself allows me to have days where I see my strength. My capabilities are incomparable when I consistently give my all.

Even when I am doing a task that is uninteresting, I work at it diligently. Anything that I commit my time to is worth being done well. My reputation of being an industrious colleague precedes me.

The same level of expectation exists when I consider what is due to me. I refuse to be given less than I am worth.

I know the skills and drive that I put into anything I do, so I avoid cheating myself of reciprocal reward. My relationships are strong and lasting because I believe in them being a two-way street.

My friends and I understand each other and know what we each need. I know that to maintain relationships, the balance of effort and reward is paramount.

Whenever I find someone attempting to downplay my value, I am vocal about it. My voice is the tool that keeps me from being taken for granted.

Today, setting standards for myself ensures that I know both my strength and my value. I am committed to settling for only what I know I deserve.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What value do I put on my talents that are unproven?

2.  How far does self-belief take me when I am dealing with unfamiliar situations?

3.  What standards do I set for the type of job that suits me?

 

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I am driven to succeed.

I am driven to succeed.

I pursue my dreams. I set goals that challenge me but are still reachable. I use my objectives to guide me in managing my time and channeling my resources.

I analyze my progress. I consider my strengths and the areas where I need to grow. I set interim milestones that keep me on track. I adjust my plans as needed while remaining true to my vision.

I screen out distractions. I clear away clutter from my desk and mind. I plan my day and block out time for my priorities. I cut back on activities that drain my time.

I practice self-care. I eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and sleep well. I keep my mind and body in peak condition.

I take the initiative. I create my own opportunities. I make things happen.

I value learning. I work hard and take risks. I view each experience as a chance to add to my talents. I take courses online and sign up for training at work. I read books and subscribe to blogs about my industry.

I ask for advice and feedback. I team up with colleagues who share my vision. I choose partners who complement my skills and challenge me to exceed my past performance.

I remember my purpose. I stay motivated by keeping my goals in mind. I am willing to persevere as long as it takes to reach my goal.

Today, I am fully committed to success. I believe in myself and my abilities. I overcome obstacles and stick to my resolutions.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  Why is a positive attitude important for success?

2. How can I build up my mental strength?

3. What is my definition of success?

 

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It is time for me to shine.

It is time for me to shine.

After all of these years of pretending to be smaller than I really am, it is my time to shine. I am ready to put my best foot forward and show the world what I have to offer.

I am tired of limiting myself. I deserve to be free and to be noticed.

I am sharing my greatest skills, talents, and gifts with the world. I am comfortable showing the world my true self. I am making my true nature available to everyone. I am sharing the best parts of myself.

I may have been too self-conscious in the past to have enough comfort to show myself to the world, but that time has passed. Today is a new day and a new chapter in my life.

I am growing so much that I feel like I might explode! The time has come to allow myself to be seen as I truly am.

It is my time to shine.

I am looking forward to this new lifestyle. I am open and free. I embrace my strengths and weaknesses. I feel comfortable letting others into my life. I am excited at the prospect of showing the world what I can do.

Today, I am willing to openly be myself. I am putting my best out into the world and accepting all the consequences, positive and negative. I am looking forward to the peace I can enjoy from taking this bold step.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What parts of myself am I hiding from the world? Why?

2. What will I gain if I allow myself to shine? What will I lose?

3.  What do I have to offer to the world that I haven’t yet?

 

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Reflection is my source of wisdom.

Reflection is my source of wisdom.

Quiet time brings clarity in my thought process. I see the answers that I am looking for when I take the time to think deeply.

I reflect on different things at different times of day. There is a time and place to focus on various aspects of my life. Early mornings are made for personal reflection. I use my waking hours to reconnect with the essence of my spiritual self.

I find answers that I am seeking for my soul. Whenever I feel uneasy in my life, my spiritual downtime brings me some peace.

I often look back at the outcome of situations that involve the special people in my life. Maintaining healthy relationships is an ongoing process. I encourage myself to reflect as a way to find answers to keeping bonds strong.

When I meditate on a particular person, I see the things that are important to them. I remind myself that I am bound by love to cater to their well-being.

I am guided by the collection of thoughts and memories from my past. Each experience is one to learn and grow from. It feels good to be able to say that I am a wiser person today than yesterday.

Today, I find that looking back is an important ingredient to looking forward. My path is brightly lit by the wisdom gained from reflection. I avoid anxiety about the uncertain future by relying on the lessons learned and strength acquired in the past.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  What effect does reflecting on my workday have on my professional development?

2.  How confident am I in my general decision-making process?

3.  How important is it to share my reflections with others?

 

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I take time for myself.

I take time for myself.

I take time for myself.

My well-being is a top priority. I appreciate the importance of downtime and play. I am happier and more productive when I take regular breaks.

I keep track of my schedule. Knowing where my time goes allows me to cut down on irrelevant tasks and focus on the things that matter.

I create opportunities for private moments. I arrive at the office ahead of my colleagues. I take my dog for long walks. I trade childcare duties with my spouse so we can both enjoy a little solitude each weekend.

I minimize distractions. I turn off my phone and stop watching the clock. I give my full attention to the current moment without worrying about making dinner or preparing for a meeting at work.

I use my time alone in many ways. I rest and relax. I take a warm bath or an afternoon nap. I paint my toenails or book a massage.

I engage in activities that I enjoy. I spend time on my hobbies. I listen to music at home or visit a local art museum. I fly a kite or write a poem.

I learn and grow. I read about topics that interest me. I meditate and pray. I evaluate how I am doing with my current goals and identify new challenges to pursue.

Today, I carve out time for myself. Self-care replenishes my resources and helps me to lead a more meaningful life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.  How can I tell my family and friends that I need time for myself?

2.  What is one place I can use as my sanctuary?

3.  What are some telltale signs that I need to take a break?

 

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