Elevate | Rise above all things.

ELEVATE 💙 | Self- Elevate Rise to your full potential. What's stopping you? Don't underestimate yourself, think beyond! Self elevation is holding yourself to a higher standard for the greater good of your growth and wellness. Seek to be the better version of your-self. Dare to defeat challenges for they build courage.  Empower someone with your elevation. Encourage others to raise their expectations of themselves. Enlighten the hopeless and educate the helpless. Rise above! "As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you." - Oprah Winfrey

Grow | Then Grow Some More

Grow 💙 | Self-Growth When we decide to stop judging others and focus on self, in that same moment, we decide to accept ourselves and begin the journey of self-growth. Self growth is an increase in self development. Whether it's reading, learning, listening, accepting, appreciating, talking, training, thinking, or comprehending, it takes action. Making mistakes is a necessity to growth, which plays a major role in how we learn and understand concepts. Action is everything. Everything we do matters because our growth depends on it.  Self growth is up to you. You are responsible for your personal development, no one else.  Do something for yourself; grow up. Society is not always right, so you have to know when to stop listening. "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." - John F. Kennedy

Naked | Be naked.

Naked 💙 | Naked-Self Be your naked self, no filters. Expose yourself with authenticity. Display your natural existence with every fiber of your being. No need to shy from who you are. Embrace your identity! "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi When you can't be who you are around people you love and trust, then you are struggling with your truth. Ask yourself this: Why does ____'s opinion matter to me? Why should I have to be uncomfortable or awkward in ____'s presence? "You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you, all you can do is change how you react to it." -Mahatma Gandhi It's easy to get wrapped up in people's impression which often lead to a interpersonal crisis. Because we want to be liked by others, we pretend and do things unrelated to our innate character. We should live without the fear of someone's opinion. Listen to this affirmation and discover

CARE | Be Concerned.

 Care 💙 | Self-Care Self care is treating, understanding, loving, accepting, forgiving, being gentle, and concerned about your well-being. It's exactly what it sounds like, taking care of yourself.  "When people take care of their health, they become their best friend." - Maya Angelou Choose self care this year in 2021. Take a step back to just be. Be in the moment, live in the moment. Live for you, so you may be better for your loved ones. Spend time alone. Say "no," and be comfortable with it. You don't always have to do something with your friends. Put yourself first. Set boundaries and stay at home if you like to. Make yourself the priority.  Ask for help when you need to, it's okay to have questions. Be not afraid to seek assistance. Call, text, email, voice/video message whomever with your inquiry. Everyone needs help with something because no one is perfect. "We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' l

LOVE | It's always worth it.

LOVE 💙 | Self-Love Love is a positive emotion and mental state; it does not intentionally hurt. It's one of the strongest feelings one can experience. Love is accepting, forgiving, trusting, and caring. It's an action word shown through expression.  Become one with love. Be in love with all pieces of your being. Love all features of your body; the length of your hair, the scars and wrinkles on your skin, the color of your eyes, your personality, your inner spirit, and your beautiful face. Love yourself unconditionally and without limits. Have fun! Love in the best way you  know how. Treat yourself with kindness. Smile at your-self. Say nice things. Admire your present self as well as the person your becoming. Give time and patience for things you may not yet understand about yourself to be revealed. Enjoy the small things you do and do more of it. Create a bond with yourself. Laugh often. Indulge in your simple pleasures. Love happily!

ACCEPT | You'll be happier.

ACCEPTANCE 💙 | Self-Acceptance The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered or something existing; to confirm or affirm, is to accept. It is also the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable; to welcome or embrace. In other words, Self Acceptance is the welcoming of who you truly are and giving life to that person (him/her).  It's also called freedom. 😊 Accept your-self and be happy with your decision. Clarity will come as your true self begins to manifest. Allow time for the mind to process all of your being. Peace will enter and fear will exit.  Everyone has a unique story, do not let someone else write yours. Each day we are telling the world who we are by our actions. What do you want to be known for? Confess your own story by living in your truth. Be who you are because you were acceptable enough to be created.

FORGIVE | You'll feel better.

FORGIVENESS 💙 | Self-Forgiveness Have you ever blamed yourself for anything before? Were you at fault? Have you done something to yourself or someone which caused feelings of guilt, shame, or wrongdoing? You're not alone. Most of us have had many experiences with such emotions.  Some of you don't recall or even know why the pressure of guilt surrounds your life. Ask yourself what was so awful, you didn't allow forgiveness. Do you remember? Does the thought cause pain or make you feel less than? Listen to the self forgiveness affirmation and consider a pardon. Wondering when to forgive? Right now. It's time to forgive and understand why you feel such a way so you may unleash negative feeling about yourself, about the situation, or about someone. It's time to acknowledge, absolve, accept, and act accordingly. Acknowledge the emotion or pain (I feel shameful/guilty because...). Absolve yourself (I am freeing myself of...). If you need to cry, cry. If you want to screa