Where do I find my validation?

This week, we’re asking, “Where do I find my validation?”

  • Do I create my own validation?
  • What are some self-validation tips?
  • Does my validation come from me?

At I Am Here, we recognize the need for validation. It is important for our mental health and wellbeing. However, is our validation dependent on the actions and words of those around us, or can we provide our own validation?

What do you think? Share your thoughts on how best to validate ourselves.

What are we watching this week?

This week, we are watching a special short YouTube clip, “Believe in Good”. It follows a man as he goes about his daily routine, and what he gets in return from doing something good for someone else every day.

Why this video? At I Am Here we connect with this man because he creates his own validation. He is receiving by helping others. The video makes us think about how powerful we are when it comes to ensuring our own happiness, contentment, and validation.

Watch the video (3-minute watch)

Remember, I Am Here wants to change the world, one compassionate connection at a time.

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What did you think? Does it make you smile? Does it empower you? Come and share with us at Facebook, X, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.

What are we reading this week?

A blog post from PsychCentral, written by Sharon Martin, explores how important it is to validate ourselves.

At I Am Here, we connected with this post because Sharon humbly reminds us of the importance of self-validation and how relying on external validation can lead to anxiety, depression, and low self-confidence. We are here to help you be the best you can be, if self-validation is one way we can improve our mental health and wellbeing, let’s dive into some key parts of this article.

What is Self-validation? Self-validation includes acknowledging your strengths, successes, progress, and effort, as well as accepting and prioritizing your feelings and needs. Is external validation a bad thing then? External validation should be in addition to self-validation, not in place of it.

To practice self-validation, the author suggests starting with one phrase of self-validation per day and gradually increasing the frequency.

Your words have the ability to change your mentality, use them well.

  • I’m proud of myself.
  • This is hard. What do I need to cope or feel better?
  • It’s okay to cry.
  • I’m making progress.
  • I gave it my best effort.
  • I am worthy.

Take some time to consider words of validation you can use for you. Write them down and start validating yourself. And remember:

Treat yourself like a friend
Give yourself the love you never got

Read the blog post (3-minute listen)

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What are we adding to our calendar this week?

Are you wondering how to navigate stress and enhance your wellbeing in today’s fast-paced world?

Join us for a transformative experience at the “Wellbeing, What’s Yours?” webinar, hosted by Jim Breen, founder of I Am Here. Select the webinar session that aligns with your time zone, with the same engaging content available on two different dates and times.

Tuesday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. AEST or
Wednesday, May 8th at 2:00 p.m. GMT.

During this insightful webinar, Jim will lead a discussion on how to understand, manage, and thrive within your own wellbeing. You’ll engage in the I Am Here Self Check and explore the Six Pillars of Wellbeing, learning to assess and improve various aspects of your life, including emotional, physical, spiritual, social, financial, and work and career wellbeing.

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Key Highlights:

  • Self Check: Start with a self-assessment to understand your current state.
  • Six Pillars of Wellbeing: Evaluate yourself across multiple dimensions and identify areas needing attention.
  • Setting Realistic Goals: Learn how to set achievable improvement goals no matter your starting point.
  • Community Support: Join our email community for ongoing support and resources to guide your wellbeing journey.
    Don’t miss this opportunity to discover practical strategies and connect with a supportive community dedicated to wellbeing. Register today and take a step towards becoming the healthiest and happiest version of yourself!

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