12 Days of Christmas for Self-Love and Confidence. Boudoir Quotes.
Updated: Feb 1
Get inspired by these Boudoir Quotes in 2023.
The holidays are here and I want to wish you the best time with your loved ones. For me it has been a year filled with accomplishments and blessings, starting with you, my loyal follower.
Many of you have told me how inspired you feel with the Empowering Quotes I send by email or post in Facebook. My mission in life is to empower women not just through Boudoir photography but any way I can. The quotes I collect help me stay grounded and inspired, they have helped me focus on self-love and my own confidence and I hope they can also help you.
So to finish the year and start a new one, here are 12 quotes to inspire you and motivate you. I hope you like them and don’t forget to share with other beautiful strong women like you!
11 Days to Christmas
“It is when I struggle that I strengthen. It is when challenged to my core that I learn the depth of who I am.”
It is 11 days before we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Lord.
On this day, I choose to believe that all my struggles, the hard times, the unexpected events in my life, the challenges, the disappointments, the losses, the situations where I felt betrayed or let down by others…
They happened FOR me… so that I could grow and become who I am today.
They were all I needed at the right moment to grow and discover my strength, my resilience, my capacity, my own vulnerability and it has taught me to forgive, love more, be more patient, dream of a better me and have the courage to go after my dreams.
I thank you Lord for denying me so many things, I see now why. Give me the insight to see in my current and future struggles, your wisdom to take me to my destiny.
10 Days to Christmas
“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” #Rumi
Walk your path with courage but first, know where you are headed, for if you hope that just by walking with no direction one day you arrive at a place that makes you feel fulfilled, you are setting yourself up for the greatest life regret you can have…”I should have…”
There are no shoulds or coulds or woulds, there is only I will, I am, I can…if what you want is to come to the end of your life and feel that despite having been hard…IT WAS WORTH IT.
Set yourself for success, make a plan, start from the end in mind, imagine your life and trace the steps back, draw the map and then walk the path without fear, trust that God will always guide you so you never lose your way.
9 Days to Christmas
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody”
As humans, we are wired for connection with other people and because of that, we are constantly seeking approval from others to feel we belong, to feel loved and accepted.
It is when we stop being our authentic selves to become someone else to be liked or accepted that we start to feel that we are “not good enough” because whatever we do or whoever we try to be, there will always be someone with an opinion that makes us feel inadequate.
In the next nine days, I challenge you to be genuine and unfiltered so that you can FEEL what it is like to be 100% you. Love what you find, embrace those feelings and let the world see the authentic you. Those who truly want you to be part of their lives, will SEE YOU and either accept you or criticize you in order to make themselves feel better.
Say this mantra for the next 9 days:
“I am whole, I am complete, I am loved and I am perfect as I am”
8 Days to Christmas
"If you get the inside right, the outside falls into place."
How we experience the world is directly correlated to how how feel inside about us, who we are, our life and the hopes and dreams for our future.
It takes the same amount of energy to be worrying, being afraid, doubting and hating than being optimistic, trusting the future will be better, being confident about our abilities and loving ourselves and others.
So, which will you consciously choose?
7 Days to Christmas
"The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have"
We live to be in relationships of all kinds, it is at the core of our being to always be relating to others and unless we become hermits and never interact with other people, it is time we stop and consider the different dynamics in our relationships.
We can't change people, we can only change ourselves. Do you want better relationships? Then, change yourself first.
6 Days to Christmas
“Only when you are brave enough to explore the darkness will you discover the infinite power of your light”
We can’t know and appreciate the light without first understanding and experiencing darkness. We all go through our own journeys in life. Who we become in that journey depends greatly on our courage to dive into dark places in order to find our strength.
Embrace the darkness for you are never alone, God is with you every step, whether you believe it or not. Your power will come from not just surviving the darkness but from trusting that the darker it gets, when you come out, your light will shine brighter for the world to see and your light will inspire and guide others.
5 Days to Christmas
“Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you are your biggest commitment.”
The closest and only permanent relationship you will ever have is with yourself.
Women believe that to be a “good woman” means to give everything for everybody else otherwise they are being selfish and not “good enough”
But to the contrary to this common belief acquired at an early age, to love yourself and make yourself a priority for things that will keep you strong, focused, healthy, happy, optimistic….is not being selfish, it is actually showing confidence, strength, love, respect and desire to give the best of you to the world.
So, on this Christmas, make yourself a priority with something that feeds your soul, gives you a break from the chaos life can be and helps you take a step back to focus on the things that are truly important: love, family, health, abundance, purpose, dreams….
This Christmas time, I am doing something I’ve been wanting to do for years, and that is start knitting again. So, I go to bed early to knit and watch a Christmas movie or I get up early, make myself a coffee, play Christmas music while I knit for at least 30 minutes while I meditate. It has been so fulfilling.
How are you giving yourself love this Christmas? Tell me below.
4 Days to Christmas
“It’s hard to see who you are when you are too busy looking at who you are not”
Your attention will go to where you focus on, and where you focus on, is what you experience and manifest in life.
Make a list of the things you need to focus on that YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. Write it down on a card and place it by your bedside and read them before going to bed and as soon as you wake up. This will rewire your brain to build the habit to focus on who you are now instead of who you are not.
The “I AM” list
I am worthy of love and being cherished
I am smart enough and will figure out to get what I want
I am not a quitter and will keep trying until I figure it out
I am beautiful just as I am
I love and appreciate my body because it allows me to experience life
I am blessed for where I am, for my family, my health and the roof over my head.
I am optimistic that life gets better because I get better
What is your “I AM” list?
3 Days to Christmas
“What would happen if you believed that you are ENOUGH?”
Recently I broke up with someone who I fell in love with because I realized that he didn’t love me back in the same way. It was hard for me to do that, it meant to have to start all over again to find “my person”.
I tortured myself for weeks thinking: Why am I not good enough for him?
I finally came to the realization that I needed to follow my own advice I give my clients…
I can’t control the other person’s feelings or actions, I can only control how I react, interpret and experience what is happening.
Things happen FOR us to grow, learn and decide what to do with that experience.
I decided to FEEL the hurt, HONOR my feelings and not be DEFINED by someone else’s feelings for me.
What matters the most is OUR opinion of ourselves and I believe I might not be enough for him but I AM ENOUGH for someone else, he just hasn’t found me yet…
What is your personal ENOUGH you must embrace this Christmas?
2 Days to Christmas
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”
As the Bible reminds us in 1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.”
If you don’t know what are your true gifts to give away, spend some time exploring the things you do that come natural to you, without any effort.
My ability to photograph women in boudoir is not a gift, rather a natural TALENT that I mastered and excelled at through study and practice. A gift is not learned, it is naturally acted on and expressed without effort.
I discovered my true gift was supporting others on their own growth, development and self-discovery through my technical and practical knowledge. Not only through teaching, but also with acts of service.
One of the human needs is to feel needed, it makes us feel good to help others and the best way to do it is by using the gifts that are natural to us instead of activities that feel like an obligation or a chore.
What is your true gift and how do you give it away?
1 Day to Christmas
“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.”
We often see in others what we fail to see in our own lives because we can be objective as observers.
It makes us angry to see the people we love being abused and disrespected or not having self-respect so, we want to protect them and give them advice.
But when we are in the same situation, we fail or refuse to see the truth or our own lack of self-respect.
Would you allow your child to stay in a place, relationship, job, team, group… where she is not wanted, respected or cherished?
I would guess not. I’m sure you would tell her she DESERVES better and help her make a change.
On this Christmas, ask yourself this question: Is there anything that doesn’t make me happy and I know I deserve better?
If so, practice the same protection you would do on your child, sister or best friend.
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