The Importance of Self Love

Lately, I’ve been seeing the idea of self-love everywhere. I’ll go to the bookstore and I’ll see books about it, I’ll hear coaches offering their online course on the subject. It’s a subject that perhaps years ago society didn’t put much of a focus towards but I’m glad people are shining more light towards it now. To me, self-love means being proud of who you are and accepting your flaws as you work on becoming the best version of yourself. It means being good to your body, mind, and spirit. I believe if we practice self-love it can lead to radical positive effects on our lives. Imagine what we could all do if we truly loved the being we were. If we could look at ourselves in the mirror each morning and say “I love you!” not in a narcissistic way but in a healthy one, in a way that gives us the confidence to go after the life we want. <3

The other day I was watching a video by motivational speaker Lisa Nichols. She is amazing at what she does! She mentioned this idea of self-love and how transformational it had been in her life. She went on to say how for women at times this is a huge challenge. Many times as we get older and are getting closer to a certain age all we want is to find a life partner. Maybe you’ve heard a friend, coworker, sister, or maybe you’ve said it yourself-“All I want is a man to complete me.” When in reality we are not quick to realize our happiness is no one else’s responsibility but our own.

I was inspired to write this post because I know we are living in a time when self-love is a challenge more than ever. Before social media, there wasn’t an endless amount of people you could compare yourself to on a daily basis. Now it is way too easy to scroll down your feed and feel that you aren’t enough or that something is wrong with you. And this is for the ladies, sometimes we want someone to treat us better than we treat ourselves. Remember we teach others how to treat and love us. We put the responsibility on other people usually your partner of our worth. It’s no one’s job to make us feel good about ourselves, it’s up to us.

How exciting is it that we get to show the world how they should treat us, how they should talk to us, how they should respect us. We have that power!

Perhaps I’ve been noticing the idea of self-love more and more lately all around me because I’m in my own journey of self-love. This past year, I’ve noticed small changes in myself when it comes to accepting who I am. I’ve gotten more and more comfortable in my own skin. What can I say it’s a process for us all and I’m loving the journey!

Remember the most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself. Learning to be comfortable in your skin is not easy but it is achievable! It’s a blessing to have people around you that will tell you how intelligent, beautiful, creative, or gifted you are. but if you don’t have that in your life right now, become your own cheerleader. Praise yourself because you are incredible my friend!

Where are you in your self-love journey? What can you do today to start practicing self-love? Share in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I’ll “see you” next week! 🙂

Wishing you love, happiness, and a lifetime of bliss!

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