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You Are Enough – Nerdful Mind #41

October 25, 2020 by Simon Mannes

Smile if you’ve ever given yourself a hard time. Maybe you didn’t reach a goal important to you, or you were mean to someone close to you.

There's no need to give yourself a hard time. Accept that you did something you didn't want to do. You can try to do it better next time without being hard to yourself now. Smile. Breathe.

You are enough.

You deserve to be loved by the person closest to you – yourself.

“WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.” ― Pema Chödrön

Reading Recommendations

8 Techniques for Self-Acceptance : zen habits

“Happiness is determined by our level of self-acceptance. That’s something I’ve been learning and believe more and more, and as I’ve learned, it affects everything in our lives.”

This Is What Self-Acceptance Can Do For Your Mind - PsyBlog

“After failures, people's tendency is to engage in self-destructive behaviours.”

Designing for Cognitive Differences – A List Apart

“Accessible design is often reduced to adding alt text and avoiding colors imperceptible by colorblindness. While physical differences are an important component of accessible design, cognitive diff…”

Weekly Mindfulness Practice

Try to take one deep, conscious breath every time you sit down today. Conscious breathing connects our mind and body with the current moment. When done regularly, it works wonders for clarity and stress relief.

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Simon

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