meridian family photographer // the costa family

A message that’s been on my mind lately is this: You are enough. You are enough. You are enough.

And it might feel strange, but I honestly want you to speak that aloud to yourself, using your own name: as in, “Hannah is enough.” I have been listening to Brooke Schultz’s Heartful podcast lately and her episode on creative meditation gets into the power of speaking to yourself in third person as a method of encouragement and confidence building. It’s not her own claim - it’s backed by studies that show its power.

And yeah, it feels really weird. But it also feels really good. And I hope you can try it - just take a few moments and tell yourself, in the third person, that you’re enough. Or that you’re creative, or talented, or intelligent, or whatever it is that might be nagging at you as lacking, or all of those things.

Pride, in the form of arrogance, selfishness, putting yourself above others, or tearing others down, will never get any of us anywhere.

But actually building yourself up and believing good things about yourself allows you freedom to take risks and create and succeed, and in turn help others do the same.

This feels like possibly the most random post I’ve ever written, but it felt right today. Now go take a few minutes and try this (ever single day), and also go listen to Brooke’s podcasts - I can guarantee both are worth your time! ;)

Photos are a mix of film and digital.