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Self- Concept Thursday!

By January 27th, 20213 Comments
Self- Concept Thursday!
Getting Back to Your Authentic Self

by Yvelette of Calming Corners

Have you ever felt as if your world has become so small and surrounded around one thing that you really forget your true purpose on earth? Have you ever had the feeling that work consumes all of your time and energy, that nothing else matters and you look up and realize that you have lost time, motivation and forgot how to enjoy life? When these or similar situations happen, it is essential to get back to your authentic self. This can be difficult at times due to the situation and surroundings that you are in at the present time but it is important to stay rooted and stable so the seeds that you planted can grow towards your best life.

Four Ways to Get Back to your Authentic Self:

Be Still– With busy schedules, e-mail, phones, we are in information overload. It is time to stop and slow down. Find a place, with minimal distraction, to sit still. Focus on one thought at a time and try to allow your mind to stop racing. A good time to do this is the beginning of the day and before you go to sleep.

Focus– Find the things that are truly important to you. Release the influences of others and society and really focus on the things that you are passionate about, things or people that will bring a smile to your face and anything that allows you to let yourself go. It is essential that you understand and focus on your true happiness and purpose.

Get Grounded-Whether it is friends or family, embrace the people that truly make you feel good about yourself in an honest way. If they compliment you and give constructive criticism as well as keep you in check from time to time, this is an individual who has your true interest at heart.

Pray/Meditate-It is important to maintain spiritual balance. Ask for what you want, let it go, and then move upon direction, you will see that things will fall into place and the spiritual synergy will flow freely.

There are many situations in our lives that will knock us off track. I consider these strength lessons. It is for us to maintain the big picture perspective and always ask what the lesson is and how do I stay authentic through this process.


I’m doing an all call for inspirational quotes, videos, short blogs, and articles that relate to improving self-esteem, and developing a positive body image and sense of self. We’re calling it Self-Concept Thursdays! Send your submissions to using Self-Esteem as the subject line.

***In the meantime, leave your Positive Affirmations below!


  • Sabrina says:

    I just want to share my horocope that I read today from my acct and thought it would be good to share this on here.

    "You are apt to get the feeling that the grass is greener on the other side today, dear Aries. Try not to get too hung up on this concept. Either make the effort to cross the bridge and go where the landscape looks richer and more fruitful, or simply stay where you are. The key for true happiness is to make sure that regardless of where you end up, that you are enjoying the spot where you currently are."

    I was like wow that was so on point for me today, and just felt like sharing it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Don't forget to be generous with yourself. One thing that can build self esteem is to think of others. If we take out time to do things for and help others, we have less time to concentrate on negativity about ourselves. Actually, when we see the good that we have done, we start to feel better about ourselves. Something as small as calling someone to let them know you were thinking of them, or a card in the mail, says a lot.:) They feel good knowing some cares. We feel good knowing that we gave them a little joy that day. A win/win situation.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Here's an inspiring quote that made me look at and love me. I said this every morning as I stared myself in the eyes. These are my words, "I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY, EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY, I LOVE MYSELF." Now these are inspirational words to all my beautiful sisters out there – "Don't let your past dictate your future. Embrace your unique beauty and walk boldly therein." Love you all.

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