Tag: self love

Motivational Mondays: You are your own competition.

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!

I know from time to time we plan goals or start a vision board and we are excited for the journey! However, with life’s distractions, sometimes the journey never takes off. I believe the saying, “your biggest enemy is the person staring back at you in the mirror”. 

When we view ourselves, we are tough critics, we can be in denial, and we also lie to ourselves. These behaviors are what crashes the dreams and put a holt to achieving goals. Therefore, we have to choose to compete with ourselves. 

We have to set daily affirmations. We can place them in our journals, tape quotes in our personal corner,we can purchase wall decor that inspires us to thrive as well. 

That small voice or that continued recording that’s says “you can’t win” needs to become smaller and ultimately absent. When we are doing this, we are competing with our biggest opponent. 

Doing these tasks will Not be easy. However, nothing in life is. Keep your eye on the prize and you will prove to Yourself that you got what it takes!

Have a good day, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Discover

Have you found you? Have you fallen in love with yourself? Do you even like yourself, currently? 
I’ve sat in the dark and asked myself this plenty of times since undergraduate studies. 21 turning 22 years of age, I was trying to figure it all out. Now, 10 years later, I believe that I’m close. 
We EVOLVE
We are constantly evolving. Just as the Earth spins, we shift ideas and encounter new experiences. Not all will be great, but that’s life, the good and the not so good coexist. 
The Discovery
2016. That’s when things started to piece together. So what did I find? I found a scared woman. A woman who felt lost in her own thoughts and emotions. A woman who wept constantly from the loss of loved ones. A woman who half the time has no clue about being a good wife or mother, but finds a way to get the job done. A woman that battles an incurable disease. A woman who brings confidence to others more than herself. A Woman who longs for connections with others, even after they clearly disconnected themselves from her. A woman who still needs approval…. That’s the truth. And that’s just fine. 
Even with the flaws and doubts, God has still blessed me to be a Courageous woman. A woman who doesn’t quit. A woman that loves hard. A Dependable woman. A Respectful woman. A Supportive woman. A woman that motivates others. A Family oriented woman. A goal getter woman. A woman that’s a Dreamer. A Giving Woman. A woman that is being used for God’s purpose.
It’s not easy to see the truth and all that it entails, but we make it harder. Accept the truth. Love You and All of You! Discover Yourself!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Some setbacks can be apart of the major comeback

Motivate your Monday!
We all at some point have hit a brick wall or at least it feels like we have. A point of confusion or feeling lost. In all areas of life: relationships, personal growth, career, etc. where things take a fall. However, when we fall, we have to get back up. 
When we get up, we should try to have a forward stride in our walk. Rather, it’s our walk of faith, the walk of success or walk of reconciliation. One foot at a time and we Will make it. I, too, have to sharpen my walk. I had a minor setback, but with my faith in God, I know the major comeback is coming and I can’t wait!
Hang in there friends, we will be alright!
Thanks for reading 😊
Nicole Cherise 

Where is the Love Wedmesdays: I’m choosing team “Me”

Hi friends, I hope all is well.

In my thoughts today, I was thinking how often many, give or do for others, but a lot of times those same acts aren’t given back. It can be hurtful and make you feel like no one loves or cares. That’s not necessarily true. I do believe it’s in our make as human to live for survival. We will do all it takes to accomplish and get what we need and unfortunately that could mean using others. I say for those who are sick and tired of feeling this way, choose “you”. 
  
 I’m choosing Me because if I’m not good to myself, I will continue to feel stepped on. I’m choosing Me because when it’s all about me, I will always do my best to not disappoint myself. I choose Me because I will do what I WANT when I want. This one is a doozy for some because they will want you to do for them, but as soon as you say NO it’s a problem or it’s assumed something is wrong. 
Life is extremely short and why live with regrets because you didn’t take the time to take up for yourself? You can have what your heart desires, go out there and get it and not worry what others say or if they don’t approve. Self care is NOT being selfish. 
I hope this helps someone. Hang in there, but do more for yourself even if you don’t have the support from those that should. Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise

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Motivations Monday’s: stay true to yourself 

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!

If there is anything that I’ve learned in life, it’s the importance of staying true to yourself regardless of your circumstance. We are uniquely made so there is no need to conform to other’s standards. 
When you are true to self it allows you to check yourself every now and then. For example, I know the person I am and when I do things that aren’t right, I can look in the mirror and say “get it together Nik”. A lot of issues that people have is that they put on this mask amongst others and don’t know how to take it off. The good news is, if you have real friends, they will call you out on it. 
Another reason to stay true to yourself is for your dignity. We live in a “dog eat dog” world and people are too often turning the other cheek. People will take a paycheck to “look the other way” which is usually something negative. Nothing is wrong with speaking up when something is wrong or if you don’t agree. Be assertive and stand your ground. You do have a voice and it can be heard. 
What are your thoughts? Is it hard this day in age to stay true to self? Or do you think it’s easier now? Let me know 😊
Nicole Cherise