FAB Blog Post
A Simple Self-Care Practice That Leads To Self-Love: How to Transform Feeling Not Enough into Enoughness
Ever feel “not enough?” Maybe you hear yourself saying out loud or thinking to yourself…
- “I don’t have enough time…”
- Or while you’re eating, “I don’t feel full or satisfied enough…”
- Or you hit the snooze button more than 2x because you feel you haven’t had enough sleep or rest
These are just a few examples of where “not-enoughness” can show up in our life and you know what, it’s normal.
In fact, “not-enoughness” shows up in my life almost daily. Recently on a walk-in nature, I realized this exact core belief, “not-enoughness” showing up in multiple areas of my life.
- Food and Eating
- Sleep and Rest
- Relationships etc…
So how do you transform not-enoughness into ENOUGH? One of the most powerful actions you can take is to nurture it.
If you don’t know how to nurture yourself into “enoughness”, you’ll definitely want to watch this week’s episode of ETV!
I’m sharing an extremely simple and powerful exercise so you can start transforming your belief, thought or feeling of not enough into ENOUGH right now.
Keep watching and reading below.
Now, it’s time to take some inspired action! Grab a piece of paper, pen and find a quiet space to “wonderstorm.”
On the left side of the piece of paper, write down all the areas where you’re thinking, feeling, being, or believing not-enoughness is showing up in your life.
Dig deep. What does it feel like to you? What does it look like? Give yourself 10 minutes to wonderstorm.
Now, on the right side, you’re going to write down one simple action you can take to start leaning towards the direction of enoughness.
For example, let’s say you write down that you never feel like you got enough rest after sleeping. On the other side, you write what getting enough sleep or rest looks like for you. How many hours of sleep that looks like or how enough rest or sleep feels for you.
Here’s one more example: Maybe you never feel satisfied with food. You may go back for seconds or thirds because you just can’t get full. On the other side of the paper, write down what enough food or satisfaction looks like for you. Maybe it’s eating only half the plate of food and boxing up the rest or maybe it’s leaving just two or three bites on the plate.
There’s no right or wrong way. The most important thing about this exercise is that you do it and then practice it and learn from it.
You can always go back and refine what enough looks, feels, sounds, and is for you.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, share one area where not-enoughness shows up in your life.
Is it with food or eating, money, relationships, work, or your personal self-care?
Then, share what your new “enoughness” action is going to be to counter that thought, feeling, or behavior.
Double bonus points if you schedule in your “enoughness” behavior to strengthen your muscle in your FAB self-care planner.
Remember, you are beautiful, you are strong, you are needed and you are enough.
I can’t wait to hear what you come up with and cheer you on in the comments below!