Day 5 of 5 Days of Love

“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”

Meghan Markle

I Love Me

I think one of the biggest problems in the world today is that nobody loves themselves as much as they should. We spend hours every day worrying about other people and making sure everyone else is okay, but we seem to forget about ourselves. And I’m definitely one of those people, but I’m going to start loving myself more, taking care of myself before others because there’s only one me in this world.

I love me. I love that I’m hyper-organized and plan everything to the finest detail. I love that I can cook and bake and that I get excited about trying a new recipe. I love that I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I love that I can justify buying pretty much anything and I love that I probably budgeted for it. I love a lot of things about myself and sure, I don’t love everything, but that’s okay. Flaws aren’t permanent, they can be changed or I can find a way to love them and that’s okay too.

Self-love doesn’t come easy and if someone says differently they are trying to sell you something. In my experience the first step to loving yourself is to accept yourself exactly how you are. Now this might sound difficult, but it’s the best way to start because then you’ll have a foundation to build on. Start accepting your crooked toes, your high-pitched sneezes or the way you organize your bathroom. It’s how you operate and who you are and you should accept that. If it’s something that you can change, like the way you organize your bathroom, then change it until you like it, and then accept it. Be confident in you.

Think about your dreams and aspirations and find elements of those dreams and aspirations that you love and go with it. To love yourself you should do things that you love to do and commit to them long term. Then you have stop complaining about everything you don’t love in the world. Leave the negative out of your life, it helps a lot. Promise yourself that you’re going to do that thing and stop doing that other thing. Find a balance in your life that works.

Loving yourself starts with the way that you live your life. If you don’t like certain elements of your life, then you’re not going to be happy and being unhappy will make it harder to love yourself. You’re your first priority, make sure it stays that way.

I’m still working on all this myself, but believe me when you step back and take an objective look at your life and what makes you happy and what you love about you, it vastly improves your self-love.

“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.”

Beyoncé

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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