Today’s thought is short and sweet: you can give yourself your own validation.
Do you feel like your partner doesn’t understand you? Are they only half listening when you’re telling them something?
Do you wish your friends had your back more often? Do you struggle with something that you feel like none of them do? Wish the people in your life would validate you more often?
Just become that person for yourself.
Stop needing validation from others to feel good about yourself.
Here’s what I mean.
If your partner isn’t listening, they may just be distracted. YOU listen to you. Hear yourself. Tell yourself, “Wow, that’s freaking awesome!”
If your loved ones don’t validate you, they may not know how or even be very good at it. You can make requests of them, but at the end of the day, YOU get your own back. Tell yourself, “Hey, I’m really proud of you. Thanks for doing that.”
Get your own back.
Waiting for others to validate you is a recipe for disaster emotionally. You’re giving ALL your power away to someone else, instead of backing yourself up and being your own best friend.
It’s OKAY to want validation from other people, but if you are needing it to be happy, then you’re never going to find the happiness that can come from within.
Now just tell yourself, “Girl, I got you”, and watch what happens.