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  • Writer's pictureJustine Jones

We Deserve to Thrive: Embracing a Life of Joy and Fulfillment




Life is a beautiful journey filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. Through it all, one truth remains: we deserve to thrive, feel good, and love every bit of my life. This realization has been a powerful catalyst for change, growth, and happiness. Here's how I've embraced this mindset and how you can, too.


Embracing Self-Worth

The first step towards thriving is recognizing your inherent worth. For years, I struggled with self-doubt and the feeling that I wasn't enough. It wasn't until I began to truly value myself that I saw a shift in my life. Self-worth isn't about arrogance; it's about understanding that you are deserving of love, respect, and happiness simply because you exist.


Start by acknowledging your strengths, celebrating your achievements, and being kind to yourself. Remember, you are deserving of all the good things life has to offer.


Prioritizing Well-Being

Feeling good physically, mentally, and emotionally is crucial to thriving. I made a conscious decision to prioritize my well-being, and it has made all the difference. This means eating nourishing foods, staying active, getting enough sleep, and taking time for self-care.


Mental and emotional health are just as important. I sought therapy, practiced mindfulness, and learned to set boundaries. It's okay to say no to things that drain your energy and yes to things that uplift you. Prioritizing well-being is an ongoing process, but each step brings you closer to a healthier, happier you.


Cultivating Joy

Joy isn't something that just happens; it's something we can cultivate. I began focusing on what brings me happiness and incorporating more of those activities into my daily life. For me, this includes spending time in nature, connecting with loved ones, pursuing hobbies, and practicing gratitude.


Find what brings you joy and make it a regular part of your routine. It could be as simple as a morning walk, reading a good book, or spending time with friends. The more you focus on joy, the more it will grow in your life.


Loving Every Bit of Life

Loving every bit of life doesn't mean every moment is perfect; it's about finding beauty and meaning in all experiences. I learned to appreciate the little things and to see challenges as opportunities for growth. Even on tough days, there's something to be grateful for.


One practice that has helped me is keeping a gratitude journal. Every day, I write down three things I'm thankful for. This simple act shifts my focus from what's lacking to what's abundant in my life. By embracing gratitude, I've found more love and contentment in each day.


Creating a Life You Love

Thriving means actively creating a life you love. This involves setting goals, pursuing passions, and surrounding yourself with positive influences. I became intentional about reflecting on what I truly want from life and started taking steps towards those dreams.

It's important to remember that creating a life you love is a journey, not a destination. Be patient with yourself, grant yourself grace, and celebrate progress, no matter how small. Every step you take towards your dreams is a step towards a life filled with purpose and joy.


Affirmations for Thriving

Positive affirmations have been a powerful tool in my journey to thriving. Here are a few that resonate with me:

  • “I deserve to thrive and live a joyful life.”

  • “I am worthy of love, happiness, and success.”

  • “I choose to prioritize my well-being and happiness.”

  • “I am grateful for the abundance in my life.”

  • “I am capable of achieving my dreams and living a life I love.”


Repeat these affirmations daily to reinforce a positive mindset and remind yourself of your worth.


Embracing the belief that I deserve to thrive, feel good, and love every bit of my life has transformed my world. It's an ongoing journey, filled with growth, self-discovery, and joy. You too deserve to thrive and live a life that brings you happiness and fulfillment.

Start today by valuing yourself, prioritizing your well-being, cultivating joy, loving every bit of life, and actively creating a life you love. Remember, you are deserving of all the good things life has to offer. Embrace this mindset and watch your life transform.

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