When You Feel Like You Are Not Enough, Look In The Mirror And Repeat These 50 Reminders

A girl in front of a mirror
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1. I am not supposed to be rich and successful by this age.

2. It is okay if I need to spend an entire day in bed, doing nothing, to recharge. 

3. I should be proud of how far I have come, even if I am nowhere near my destination yet. 

4. I am becoming a better version of myself every single day.

5. The fact that I am still living and breathing means I am stronger than I feel. 

6. It is going to take time to reach my dreams, but I am willing to work my ass off to get there. 

7. If someone does not see my value, that is their loss. 

8. I should give myself more credit, because I am too hard on myself. 

9. I should stop caring so much about things that mean so little. 

10. I will hold onto the hope that my dreams will come true. 

11. But since hope isn’t enough, I will also take action to make those dreams come true. 

12. Everyone has flaws, even the people I wish I was more like. 

13. Even though there are pieces of my world I cannot stand, there is also a lot to be thankful for.  

14. One day, I will learn to accept the person staring back at me. 

15. I am not always going to feel this bad about myself. 

16. I deserve love, especially from myself.

17. With the right people, the inside matters more than the outside. 

18. There are people in this universe who consider me attractive, even if I disagree with them. 

19. I have been called beautiful before. 

20. I have been loved before. 

21. I will be loved again. 

22. I am never going to give up on myself, even when my faith wavers. 

23. I have doubts, but they will not stop me from pursuing my passions. 

24. The lives I see on Instagram are not the reality. 

25. Everyone is dealing with their own demons, even if their world seems perfect. 

26. I am not as alone as I feel inside of empty rooms.

27. I have the power to change my world at any time.

28. Making one mistake does not mean my life is over.

29. I am not the only person who cringes when they look in the mirror. 

30. I am doing the best I possibly can, but I will do even better in the future. 

31. I am not as lost as I feel during my weakest moments.

32. I am not falling behind. 

33. Starting today, I am going to stop criticizing myself, because I do not deserve to be treated like that by anyone, even myself. 

34. I am allowed to switch the path I’m taking at any time. 

35. I am allowed to relax for a change instead of working until I become burnt out.

36. Some people are never going to like me and that is okay.

37. The most important thing is that I learn to like myself.

38. I am not a failure for still living with my parents.

39. I am not a failure for still working a minimum wage job.

40. I am not a failure for still having a single status. 

41. Some people take longer to reach their dreams than others. 

42. I have nothing to be ashamed of because I am doing all that I can. 

43. I cannot change change the opinions of others. I am only in control of my own.

44. I am going to keep my standards high. 

45. I am never going to settle out of fear that nothing better will come along in the future.  

46. I am more beautiful than I think I am.

47. I am more intelligent than I think I am.

48. I am more successful than I think I am.

49. I am enough. 

50. I am more than enough. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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