We are all unique in our own way. There is no one else on earth that has been given the same strengths, weaknesses, creativity, artistic abilities, and personality.
In our own way we are all vulnerable and a huge gift to others around us. We can honestly accomplish anything we want, if we set our mind to it and work hard….. but our worth can not be found in our accomplishments. It’s already inside us.
This is something a lot of us face. We think if we have that job/career, salary, go to that college, drive that car, live for the weekends, earn the perfect GPA, have the best handbags and all the designer things we have a successful life or it will make us happy.
This is something as a parent I try to enforce in my kids, happiness has to come from inside. Nothing or no one can make us happy.
Having a 14 year old already thinking of which college she wants to go to and they’re all Ivy League. I ask her why? Because it’s Yale? You like the name? It won’t make us think any less if you go in State. I try to get them to understand having a diploma from an Ivy League won’t make you more special or unique. We are all special and unique 💗
Will we fail in life? Yes! Absolutely. Many times too. This is another thing I share with my kids.
Our worth is not based on our success or lack of. We are all worthy and we are all loved.
So many of us have a hard time with self love and loving ourselves. We are our own worst critics. From picking apart our appearance to having imposter syndrome and thinking we are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, rich enough, and the list goes on and on and on.
Don’t listen to the noise in your head or the noise from the outside world.
Challenge your negative mental narrative by sticking to the facts.
Journal: Write out 15 qualities that make you, you.
Journal Prompts: Who are you? What are you good at? Are you a good friend? Do you have a kind heart? Do you give great advice? What are your strengths? What are your talents? What makes you unique?
Remind yourself that loving—or at least accepting—yourself is a worthwhile pursuit.
Other ways to practice self-love:
Spend time in nature
Practice positive affirmations
Book a therapy session
Stay off social media
Get a pet
Say no and work on setting boundaries
Read a book
Start daily walks
Organize your home
Read Mel Robbins High 5 Habits, Glennon Doyle’s Untamed, Jen Sincereo You are a Badass, and Brene’ Brown The Gifts of Imperfection.
It’s one thing to read a list of self-love tips, and it’s another to actually do any of the things on that list. When learning to love yourself, it’s a good idea to pick out one or two things that seem doable and commit to them.
Be patient with yourself. Self-love may not happen overnight. But with time, it will settle itself into your heart.
Remember…. You are enough! You are loved and you are you that is true.