How to love yourself. Oh girl, you are so worth it!
The goal (if you haven’t caught on yet ?) is that by the end of these two weeks, you’ll have fallen in love with yourself and it’s a self-love that will keep growing throughout the rest of the year… and your life!
So, What is Self-Love Anyway?
You know what it is… but I bet you don’t practice it often enough! So let me break it down for ya… it’s reminding yourself that you’re worth it, every second of the day. That your needs deserve to be met and your passions pursued. That your body, your mind, heck– even your life, are enough. And, if there’s something that isn’t filling you up… that you deserve the time, energy, and effort that you will spend on changing your life for the better.
Why is Self-Love so Important?
This may sound silly to have to explain, but so often we women put ourselves second (or third, fourth, fifth… you get the idea) to everyone else’s needs. And eventually when we give, give, give to others, our “giving well” dries up. So, we’ve got to feed ourselves — our body, minds, and souls– otherwise we won’t have anything left to give.
When you feed your soul and nurture yourself, as dramatic as it may sound, life is easier. Seriously, it is. To be able to look in the mirror and love the reflection looking back at you in its current state — all of your perfections and imperfections — is such a freeing, empowering feeling. You are anchored, grounded, and strong by knowing, loving, and accepting yourself.
Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship. Seriously. Love yourself. You are worth it and you will see how much better your life will become as you continue to nurture your relationship with yourself. If you don’t believe me, just try it for yourself ? … and if you do believe me, building that relationship!
How to LOVE Yourself
Step one: Opt in to the #LSFlotsoflove challenge if you haven’t already. You’ll find two weeks worth of ways to show yourself some much needed self-love. ?
Step two: Treat yourself like you treat your best friend. You tell her how good she looks, how smart she is, how proud you are of her, right? So easy to do because you love her and want the best for her. Well… adopt that same logic for yourself and amazing things will happen! Be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.
Step three: Don’t apologize. If someone doesn’t get why you’re spending time on you, do not, I repeat, do not apologize. Do not let it shake you or stop your progress. They don’t get it — yet. But they will when they see your fire reignited and shining brighter than ever before. Keep doing you.
Step four: Never forget that you are worth it. You’re worth every second of time, effort, love, and energy you’re pouring into yourself. Do not feel guilty. Do not give up because it’s hard. You’re worth it and the outcome is so freaking good. So stick with it, chica.
YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Be your own best friend and your own cheerleader. No one deserves it more than you. Each and every one of you.
And, if there’s a day when you are feeling a little less than, hit up your girls on #TeamLSF because we’ve always gotchu, girlfriend.