Love yourself. It’s the trending topic of late. Celebrities give speeches about it, brands create ads around it and there are even hashtags for it. But how can one love them self if they aren’t even sure they like the person they are?
To love yourself it’s the single hardest thing I can think of doing. For me there are days I am not even sure i like me. I look in the mirror and wonder what is there to love about me.
I mean seriously I am over weight, my hair is graying, I have the beginnings of age spots oh and the wrinkles(don’t even get me started on those).
But even beyond the harsh critique of physical appearances is the self-doubt.
Am i a good mom? Are the choices I make going to lead my son into having to have therapy as an adult?
What about my role as a wife? Am I fulfilling those with keeping the house clean and dinner cooked?
Then there is work. The Constance comparison of my writing to other women bloggers and social media influencers. At the end of the day looking into the mirror and saying hey I love you or even I like you is hard.
So How Does One Love Yourself
Good question. One I have been trying to answer and work through for a while. I have learned it’s a journey and it takes work. It also takes help from good friends.
Friends like Traci over at A Star in my Own Universe who wrote the amazing article about falling in love with yourself this Valentine’s .
Elayna of The Positive Mom writes daily on learning to connect with your true self. One of my favorite articles she wrote is 31 Positive Affirmations To Step Into Your Inner Power.
Other Steps to Loving Yourself
Turn the voices in your head from negative to positive. Instead of focusing on the things you don’t like find something about yourself you do like and focus on that.
Make it a daily ritual to look in the mirror and say to yourself i love you.
Do things that make you happy and that you enjoy.
Stop comparing yourself to other people especially women. We as woman are so caught up in what we should look like, act like and be we forget to be us. we are unique and should embrace that not try to be like others.
DO i have all the answers to this statement. NO!! But what i do know is that I try daily to make loving myself a priority. Do i always succeed again NO!! However I am happy to say that even if I fail one day I try again the next. This is my year of creating a new me one that I actually like and want to be around. I want to be able to look in the mirror and say you know what you may not be perfect but I like what I see.
Let’s Talk: Do you love yourself? What do you do daily to help you love yourself and to stay positive?
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