Self-love is not always beautiful baths and mani/pedis. It isn’t always roses and sunshine. We take our selves on dates and get our nails done, but sometimes it’s about dressing up and showing up in all aspects of your life even when life is tough.
There are so many times where we are in the dumps because we lost our job or a family member died. It will be hard to love yourself. It will be hard to get out of bed and make life happen.
When you are struggling because of a death, or depression, or any other tough situation, this is the most important time to show up for yourself. It is the best and most important time to love yourself. Not everyone can be there to helps us out of our funks, so we have to be there for us. We have to be there for ourselves because we have us all day every day forever, so give yourself the love you need.
Self-love is cooking yourself a good meal instead of eating fast food.
Taking care of our bodies and making sure we are eating healthy meals is the best way to help us deal with whatever hardships we are dealing with. It gives us more power and energy to cry, scream, and feel the emotions we need to feel.
Self-love is getting out of bed even if we feel as though we have a boulder on our chests.
Getting out of bed is a huge step when we feel so down and upset. It is a huge accomplishment to wake up on time to show up for our lives. This can be a huge power struggle because when we are struggling we feel we need sleep. Our bodies use so much energy to deal with death or depression it is important to get sleep, but it is also just as important to get out of bed and do what we need.
Self-love is creating a life that you don’t need a break from.
Self-love is making choices in our lives that allow us to be free from drama and stress. It is about living the “vacation life” all the time. I don’t really mean living on vacation… What I am trying to say is that we need to live our best lives. Since I am not the best with my words on this topic I will use an example from my life.
An example from my life would be living in Costa Rica. I live in paradise yet I am not on vacation all the time. I still go to work. I still make a living and I still hustle. I am not waiting for my next vacation to have a break. I have time during the week to take time for myself. I don’t work a stressful job that keeps being on my toes all the time.
This can be done no matter where you live as long as you set your life up that way. Get rid of things and people that are no longer working for you.
Self-love is looking at your life honestly and moving forward.
Looking at your life honestly in all areas. When you are honest about your failures and disappointments and start to move forward is self-love. It is just so important to see our failures and loving ourselves whole-heartedly and making the best of it. That is how grow and love happens. When a friend makes a mistake, we forgive and move forward. We should do the same with ourselves.
Self-love is being who you truly are meant to be.
We tend to look at other’s lives and want to model what they do and who they are. We should live our lives as our own. We should be who we truly are. If we are introverts, we should be that. Do our bests to live our lives the way we are supposed to live, not living it how someone else wants us to live.
Give yourself love.
Give yourself the love you deserve, every day even when times are tough. Make it a habit of loving yourself. The more you do it the easier it gets. It is so important to be there for you no matter how hard it is. Your life is worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT! YOU ARE LOVEABLE!
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