Acknowledging Yourself Brings Out Your Best

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The 2016 school year is almost done and it’s been an interesting experience for all of us. Everyone is ready to finish the final term and we’re counting down the days until it’s time to finally enjoy the holidays. And we’ve all done our best and showed up but all too quickly we get swept into the holiday and tend to forget about ourselves.

This is the perfect time to give yourself some acknowledgement by taking some time to reflect back on the year past and all the experiences which came and went. Then think about how much you have experienced, overcome and achieved throughout the year. From the smallest trial and tribulations to the greatest accomplishments; and write them all down.

Think back to the birthday parties where you gave your best; to the sports days where you showed up. And even if that wasn’t your thing, think about where you managed to show-up and do your best anyway.

As we take some time to focus on our accomplishments and achievements, we realize how valuable we truly are and how much we do for our children; and we gain the inspiration to keep on doing our best. As we appreciate ourselves for our invaluable contribution to life, we grow in worth and we grow in spirit. And then we find the inspiration and strength to face the school holidays with love in our hearts and to realize that we too deserve to rest over the school holidays.

As our appreciation for ourselves and our contributions to life grows, we in turn draw appreciation back to us from our families ~ Alison Livanos

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