Low self-conceptMost sensitives understand that they “should” love themselves. But they are stuck in a pattern of negative self-concept. They simply hold beliefs about themselves that hold them back. These beliefs make them feel like they aren’t enough. What is your self-concept? It is the stories you tell about yourself and the beliefs you hold about yourself. The issue is that much of your self-concept was learned at a young age. And they were messages that were given to you from other imperfect and often wounded individuals. So the majority of your self-concept is most likely untrue. And it may be holding you back from experiencing your best life! If you struggle with a negative self-concept you will struggle to have self-love and self-confidence. If you believe stories about yourself that are limiting and negative it will be difficult to love yourself. But you can change those stories! It will require you to first become aware of them. Once you recognize those stories you can begin to flip that script and create new stories that are more positive and empowering for you.
Taking time for youHow much time do you take to sit with your thoughts and listen to what you say to yourself regularly? Most people let their thoughts and emotions run on autopilot. And it allows those negative stories to run like a hamster on a wheel. Much of the work we need to do to change the patterns that hold us back and keep us depleted as sensitives involves sitting with ourselves, being still, and becoming aware of the stories we tell ourselves.
Some common stories or beliefs sensitives hold about themselves:
- Something is wrong with me
- I have to take care of everyone
- No one can love me because I’m just too different
- I don’t deserve good things in life
- I am responsible for healing others
- People will not like me if I say no
- Taking care of myself is selfish
- Wanting nice things is selfish
- I’m a failure
- I’m not enough