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Give Yourself Permission


Let’s talk about permission. Giving yourself permission. Permission to do all that you want in life and to be who you know yourself to be. It’s a self-practice for sure – to live authentically and to allow it to be okay. Because everyone has an opinion about your life and advice to give, right? So, it takes a lot of positive self-talk to keep reminding yourself that you are enough, that it’s okay to live your life how you see fit.


For me, this idea of giving yourself permission is also about self-love, believing in yourself, being self-confident, and so much more. There isn’t anyone else in this world that you need permission from except for yourself. It’s YOU who must allow yourself to grow, to learn, to change, to be.


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I think we oftentimes look to others for permission, for validation. Like we need permission to take this next right step in life. But, here’s the thing – it’s YOUR life and you don’t need permission from anyone except yourself. The permission and validation you seek are within.


We need to consistently look inward for all the answers – sit in silence, be still, and listen. The answers you seek, the permission you’re looking for…they are there. Personally, I listen to my intuition and I have faith. I trust my journey and the timing of my life. I accept and appreciate that my life is my responsibility. So, I give myself permission to do the next right thing for me.


Trust yourself. You are, after all, the expert on your life.


I always think it’s good practice to make lists, to give yourself a visual – like my Attitude of Gratitude post – it’s helpful to write it out, to read it, to re-read it. So, here’s my personal list of the things I give myself permission to do in life.


Give Yourself Permission |


  • Be happy
  • Live my best life
  • Trust myself
  • Speak up
  • Know I am worthy
  • Love who I am
  • Take the next right step
  • Live in the moment
  • Be present
  • Lighten up
  • Laugh more
  • Smile more
  • Just be
  • Listen to my heart
  • Create the life I desire
  • Enjoy myself
  • Find every reason to be positive
  • Block out negativity
  • Take up space
  • Live bigger
  • Have a presence
  • Let go of things that no longer serve me
  • Enjoy the small things in life
  • Be a work-in-progress
  • Be who I am meant to be
  • Pursue my passions
  • Feel the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Live in peace
  • Dream
  • Make my dreams a reality
  • Have fun in life
  • Travel freely
  • Be true to who I am
  • Rest
  • Slow down
  • Succeed
  • Make money
  • Embrace my purpose
  • Find new ways to “help others”
  • Bring my walls down
  • Love with an open heart
  • Be vulnerable
  • Let worthy individuals into my space
  • Focus on the good
  • See the opportunities in front of me


I could most definitely keep this list going. I love this self-practice of making lists and giving myself a visual. Why? Because when you keep it simple – like making a list – words and ideas flow out better. It’s easy and straightforward. You get to read back through the list, see all that you wrote, and then re-read it again and again. Then you get to start working on these things for you. Do the work in your life for yourself first…and then watch the good that flows into your life. I think you’ll surprise yourself.


Go ahead – give yourself permission to live your best life. And always remember…


When you focus on the good, the good gets better.

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