Self-love. Sounds like a simple concept, right? Just… love yourself. It can’t possibly be that hard.
If only it were that simple…
The thing is that most of us spend the majority of our lives criticizing ourselves. We live in a culture where society has shown us who we are not, encouraging us to talk down to ourselves, question our actions and believe we are not good enough- kicking self love and acceptance to the curb. And the worst of it is that I have bought into it for years, becoming my worst critic; negative chatter occupying the majority of my thinking day in and day out.
It goes something like this…
You’re not pretty enough.
You’re too weird.
No one likes you
You’re too much
You’ll never succeed
And that’s the short list… sound familiar?
We can spend so much time focusing on what we lack and how we can become a better version of ourselves, that we forget to pat ourselves on the back for all that we have created and all that we have overcome.
I for one am no longer okay with it…so I made a pact with myself.
Starting today I am AMAZING… no matter what!
Self-love is a journey. It takes dedication, devotion, and practice. But when we can simply resolve to love ourselves each and every day, then our potential to give and receive love is limitless.
And it’s going to look different for each of us. And when we become truly aligned with our own unique spirit, we can relax and enjoy watching ourselves blossom into our best selves and our greatest life unfold!
Simply put, self love is about living the most fabulous life possible…
And yes, there are going to be those days that no matter what you do, the world just feels like it’s working against you.
Please don’t forget that everything is going to be okay!
from my heart to yours…