Instead of feeling like you’re a perpetual self improvement project, you trust yourself completely.
Your values and priorities are so clear that you make decisions quickly without worrying about external approval.
Even though life has curve balls and gut wrenching things happen, you don’t feel totally batted around by what’s outside your control.
Loose ends from work don’t invade family time and you know how to enjoy whitespace and time spent just BEING.
Instead of coping by working more, hustling and numbing, you know exactly when you need rest, and how to give it to yourself (without guilt and without needing to be near collapse to have permission).
The perfectionist refrain, once I’m ______ (thinner, more organized, smarter, program director, a mom who yells less), then I can be happy, is a thing of the past because you know how to love/trust/approve of yourself right here, right now.
Not only do you have your own back no matter what, you actually deeply care about yourself in the same way you love others.