A friend and I were talking a few weeks ago and she said that gurus, coaches, and everyone on the internet are talking about loving yourself, but what actually is self-love?
More importantly, how do you get it if you’re starting from a place of not having any? And no we’re not referring to consumerism self-love where all you have to do is buy a bath bomb and put on a face mask and suddenly that means you love yourself. Like everything else important in life..it’s found within.
So after giving it some thought this is what I came up with…
Self-love is saying no to things that insult your soul
Self-love is saying yes to eating fruit and veggies
Self-love is saying no to binge drinking
Self-love is setting boundaries
Self-love is speaking your truth
Self-love is letting go of control and trusting everything will work out
Self-love is knowing everything is happening for you
Self-love is understanding where there is give there is take
Self-love is saying yes to challenges
Self-love is feeling all the feelings and not numbing yourself
Self-love is moving your body without fear of judgment
Self-love is feeling comfortable and only wearing what makes you feel like a disco mermaid cozy athlete
Self-love is forgiveness for all people in your life
Self-love is dreaming wildly
Self-love is reaching out to friends when needed
Self-love is believing in your unlimited potential
Self-love is taking time to be silent
Self-love is taking the risks you’ve always wanted to take
Self-love is always evolving
I hope you take the time to write it down and figure out what truly loving yourself looks like for you. Define it for yourself because you are worth it.