It's a journey.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
– Louise L. Hay
If you read my previous post, I talked about self-love and shared one of my favorite quotes. I humbly received messages of how that blog post was something they needed to read. So I wanted to continue on with the topic of self-love. We tend to lose ourselves when we seek to find our worth through the eyes of others. What I mean is, how can you expect to be loved if you don't love yourself? How can you expect someone to know your worth if you don't know yourself? How can you expect people to accept you as you are, if you don't even know who you are? How do you expect people to understand you when you don't understand yourself? As I mentioned in my previous post, the first step begins with you. If self love is something you're struggling with, here are a few tips that I hope will help you through your journey:
Words of affirmation: Begin and end your day by reminding yourself that you are worthy:
" I am enough.
Who I am is enough.
What I do is enough.
And what I have is enough."
Everyday is a work in progress. Positive words bring positive vibes.
Quality time: As much time as you'd spend time with your family, friends, or work, make sure you have time to do things for you. It's not selfish of you to do something for you once in a while. We all need it.
Go for a walk on the beach.
Get a massage.
Try something new.
Forgive yourself - Once you start your journey of "self- love", you slowly start to feel a spark of happiness. You start to have this glow and eventually feel some sort of relief. As you continue learning self -love, don’t look back on how much time you think you’ve wasted, but look at it as a season of life. A time to grow.
You started the process of change now it’s time to put it into action.
Photographed by : Fides Rex
Styled by: Cherrymae S.
Off the shoulder top - Ross
Distressed Jeans - Charlotte Russe
Beach Accessories (Hat/ Beach tote/ Sunglasses) - San Diego Hat Company
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