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Be Your Own Hype Woman!
Sometimes, we rely on others to make us feel better, to encourage us, and hype us up. There's nothing wrong with getting encouragement and a pep talk from family, friends, or co-workers. We all need a pick me up sometimes from others to get back on track. But what happens when the reliance on others to make us feel better or get us out of our slump becomes too much?
One thing we've learned is that sometimes, you have to rely on yourself to get you through things. That everything isn't meant to be shared or talked through with others. Sometimes, in order to get through the storm, you have to endure it to the end, by yourself. Sometimes, God is just testing you to see if you'll pass the test. Often when we endure storms, we may feel alone, misunderstood, and just plain lost. It may appear as if nothing is going right while others are prospering, living life, and just being happy while you may not be. The thing is, more than likely, you're in one of the most important stages in your life, the test.
During your test, it's just you, life, and God. God is silent while life happens and we often get discouraged and down about what is occuring. Your mental and emotional state may be exhausting, but listen, keep on going and pushing through. During this stage in your life, it's important to hype yourself up and enourage yourself daily, hourly and even by the minute. Feed your mind encouragement until it begins to overcome you and fill you up.
Sometimes sis, you have to clap for your dang self and hype yourself up. Sometimes you have to look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how much of an amazingly bomb person you are. It's not conceited, it's just facts. The enemy will do whatever he has to do to take you down. So you have to be prepared. Feed your mind positivity and affirmations. Listen to music that uplifts you, podcast that inspire you, and do things that make you feel like your best self. Look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself what you love about yourself, what makes you unique, and why you are amazing.
Brag on yourself and repeat until you believe it. At the end of the day, as we always say, YOU are the most important person in your life, treat yourself like it. Hype yourself up and remind yourself who you are. You are what you believe you are and you can do what you think you can do.