Everything begins with self-love.
Self-love is the foundation upon which we build our happiness, health, and fulfillment. Yet, it can be a difficult and ongoing journey to fully embrace and appreciate ourselves.
It’s all too easy to see the beauty and wonder in others, but struggle to see and appreciate it within ourselves. We may fall prey to the comparison trap or the constant messages telling us that we are not good enough.
In today’s world, we are bombarded with images and ideas of perfection, leading us to doubt ourselves and our worthiness.
However, the truth is that we are already enough just the way we are.
We don’t need to base our worthiness of love on external validation or approval to love ourselves. Self-love begins with accepting and embracing who we are in the present moment.
For me, self-love involves taking care of my body, both physically and mentally.
When I prioritize my health and well-being, I feel better in my own skin, and my confidence and self-love grow.
One significant aspect of self-love is learning to show compassion to our inner critic.
We all have an inner mean girl, who tells us we are not good enough.
However, recognizing that this voice comes from a place of protection and motivation can help us replace those negative thoughts with more accurate, positive ones. We can then take action toward becoming the best version of ourselves.
Self-love is a daily practice that requires patience, grace, and perseverance. It’s a perpetual process and journey not reached all in one go.
Let’s remind ourselves that self-love is essential and worth the effort.
We are worthy of love and respect, and it all begins with loving and respecting ourselves.
So, be kind to yourself, show yourself grace, and keep on loving yourself fiercely.
Your Trusted Friend ❤︎