Stop Waiting To Love Yourself

Stop waiting until you lose weight to love yourself. Stop waiting until your hair grows longer. Stop waiting until you can afford fancier clothes. Stop waiting until a boy loves you. Stop waiting until you get older.

Love yourself now because you deserve it. The relationship with yourself is the precedent for all the other relationships you have in your life. When you don’t love yourself you will allow others to treat you badly, because you think you’re not worthy of better treatment.

When you don’t love yourself the mirror becomes a billboard for all your insecurities. No matter how you many times you try to change yourself, it will never be enough. Because you will always find something else to be unhappy with.

When you don’t love yourself there’s always this voice in your head, telling you all the ways your unloveable. Telling you you’re ugly, fat, stupid. Blaming you for every failure you’ve ever had.

When you don’t love yourself, you can’t ever be comfortable in your own space. So you fill it with people that don’t encourage you to love yourself, but rather teach you how to further distance yourself from self-love.

Self-love is the best love because it’s one that is guaranteed. When others walk in and out of your life, you will always be left with yourself.

Life is too short to spend it hating yourself,  because it only makes you miserable. It feels so easy to love others rather than ourselves because we know everything about us. We know our flaws, weaknesses, and failures. But despite it all, we are all deserving from the love that comes from within.

Love yourself at every stage. Love yourself in your darkness. Love yourself through the pain. Love yourself even when it feels impossible.

Don’t procrastinate loving yourself, because it’ll only make things that much harder. Love yourself now. At this very hour and this very minute.

Graduate student, Writer and Lifestyle Blogger.

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