It is wonderful to surround yourself with loving friends and family who cheer you on and support you in everything you do.

I feel blessed that I have a great support system. I have a wonderful husband who loves me and boosts me up no matter what I do. I have a loving mom who has always been there for me and allowed me to always be myself. And I also have supportive friends who love me and honor me. Their love means the world to me. And it's easy to sometimes rely on their support rather than look within and be my own cheerleader.

And I started thinking about what would happen if we were each our own biggest cheerleaders? Rather than looking for love and support outside of ourselves, what if we turned inward and began to cheer ourselves on instead?

What if we loved ourselves unconditionally?
What if we were easier on ourselves?
What if we were our biggest supporter?
What if we traded in our inner critics for our inner cheerleaders?
What if we were the first ones to give ourselves a high five when we did something great?

If we are standing strong and cheering ourselves on, then our support system is an added bonus. We are no longer relying on our loved ones to hold us up any longer.
We are holding ourselves up!

So let's start cheering ourselves on!

What is one thing you can congratulate yourself about right now?
What have you done lately that you are proud of?
What can you celebrate today?
What is one gift you can give yourself as a reward for being so awesome?

Remember that you rock, and you deserve a big cheer for that!

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck.