40 Truths to Nourish Your Mind

Some days it's hard to turn off the "shoulds."

I should do this. I should do that. The more we remind ourselves of what we're not doing yet, the less we can live in the moment and focus on where we are and what we're doing now.

But it can be hard to turn that switch off.

I recently heard a friend say "If you knew that you had all of the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish your deepest passions, what would change for you?"

It really caught me off guard and instantly liberated my mind. I wouldn't be searching for answers constantly, I'd look to myself first instead of seeking validation from random sources. I would take more action instead of questioning and doubting my abilities. Then I thought, why can't I use this mindset for everything in life?

Think about going through your day knowing that you have all of the answers inside you. Being able to move forward with confidence even if it means being a beginner and not stressing that you might make mistakes, you're human after all. This inspired me to write the following list of truths I wish everyone could know and embrace to nourish your mind and create cleansing clarity.

  1. I am allowed to start from where I feel comfortable
  2. I am capable of more than I often allow myself to be
  3. It's okay to disagree
  4. Choosing to not respond is also a response
  5. My true friends remind me of my strengths when I am focused on my weaknesses
  6. I am allowed to express myself in ways that work best for me
  7. It's okay to nourish myself on daily basis
  8. I am a priority in my own life
  9. Guilt is a feeling, not a fact
  10. My body is more than it's size and shape
  11. I am capable of acknowledging thoughts I don't need and letting them go
  12. There is no need to rush for the sake of someone else's pace
  13. I will make time for things that ignite my soul
  14. Advice I hear from others is not always meant for me, and that's okay
  15. I can listen to others with compassion over judgement
  16. My life is my message
  17. My actions can inspire others
  18. It's okay to say yes
  19. It's okay to say no
  20. Only I can decide how I think or feel
  21. Small frustrations don't have to overpower an entire day
  22. I do not have to put effort into relationships that are hurtful
  23. I am allowed to walk away from any relationship
  24. It's okay to ask for help
  25. I trust myself
  26. I know that doubt is fear disguised in discomfort
  27. I choose to see resilience where I feel weakness
  28. I am grateful for what my body can do
  29. All I can do is all I can do
  30. I see the value in my efforts even when the outcome isn't what I expected
  31. I don't have to carry what others have thrown at me
  32. My dreams are valid
  33. I am allowed to have wants just as much as needs
  34. My journey is a path that I choose
  35. I am worthy of love
  36. I can quiet my mind when I need to listen to my body
  37. It's okay to change my mind, even drastically
  38. How I treat myself resonates out into the world and reflects how others feel around me
  39. I am not afraid of not knowing, for I can learn
  40. I cherish who I am