Today I wanted to take a moment to talk about TRUST. What does trust actually mean? Hopefully most of us feel trust in something or someone, whether it is family, friends, spirituality, religion or another aspect of our lives.
When you trust, you listen to your inner wisdom, your instincts or a higher power. You learn to trust that you will know when the right answer comes to you and which direction to choose. However, there is one area of trust where I believe a lot of us fall short. That is trust in ourselves. Trust that we are kind people who are trying to do the best we can.
How do we accomplish finding self trust? We haven’t been given a guide on how to be kind, confident and believe in ourselves. The Action Steps for Kindness is a checklist. A checklist that helps us build self-worth and trust in ourselves. Not only do the Action Steps teach us to trust our inner wisdom, but they also guide us to trust that we are the people we are most proud of. The Action Steps help us to build self-confidence and self-respect, which, unfortunately, are often low due to internalizing negative thoughts and beliefs from our interactions with others.
If you don’t have an inner belief that you are a good and worthy person, then I urge you to make the changes you need. It’s about centering your thoughts and actions around the good person you know yourself to be. And It’s not hard to do! Don’t intentionally hurt anyone, perform acts of kindness and listen and acknowledge others. Self-reflect, be grateful and take care of yourself. What might seem like a lot on the surface is really very simple. You will start to feel proud and confident in your core qualities and strengths. You will live from a place of trust in your kindness, and I promise you that your days will be better—and your nights too, as you go to sleep knowing you’ve once again done everything you can to be kind.