Be true to yourself...
How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you
For myself I must say that there are days
when I look into the Mirror and see "SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW".............it makes me sad that I see someone I don't know or even like (SOMETIMES)..............I say to myself...I'm.....
wrinkles that wern't on my face two months ago
Not liking my hair
so on................and so on
I think to myself ~ Cynthia you are alive and in fairly good health ~ that is when I look into that same mirror again.........AND SAY OK ~ I LOOK PRETTY GOOD AND I'M ALIVE............then I say.................
~ Don't Hide Behind a MASK ~
~ Even if it's a Pretty Mask ~
♥ALWAYS BE YOURSELF ~ LOVE YOURSELF♥
Knowing how to love yourself is VERY important.
Self love is at the very core of wellbeing, joy, self-empowerment, and your ability to create and enjoy the kind of life you want. You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself.
Ways to Love Yourself NOW
- Celebrate your past. I'll be honest with you --
this is one of the hardest ones for me. There are things about the me I used to be that I just don't want to celebrate. However, I think about it like this: everything that happened to me in the past made me the person I am today so I need to embrace and celebrate
that past because, without it, I wouldn't be me.
- Indulge in your desires. Now, not every desire should be indulged it, but
sometimes I think it's important to recognize the things that make you happy, that inspire you, that send little shivers of delight down your spine. Doing so will help you recognize the uniqueness that is you and will help you to identify the things you can
focus on, those things that truly bring you happiness.
- Let go of your mistakes. Mistakes happen. To everyone. No matter what
you look like, who you are, what you do for a living, you've made mistakes. We all have and they all suck. I look back on some of my mistakes and literally cringe. But you know what? It doesn't do you any good to focus on them. Take what you can from them,
learn from them, and then move the hell on.
- Transform your mindset.Sadly it's often easier to get down on yourself than it
is to lift yourself up, but if you want to love yourself, you have to change your mindset. You have to believe that you're worthy of love and you have to actively seek out positive things about yourself and your life. Believe me, if you don't do it, no one
else well. Change the way you think about yourself and the rest will fall into place.
- Embrace your future. Sometimes you
find yourself in a tough spot, unhappy with your life and ultimately unhappy with yourself. While I'm all about living in the present, I understand sometimes that the present can be pretty rotten. So cut yourself some slack and remember that you have a deliciously
exciting future ahead of you. Focus on what's to come and remind yourself that you can do anything.
- Dive into your passion.
Most people are passionate about something. They have things that really matter to them -- whether it be a cause or a job or a loved one or a hobby. Whatever it is that gets you really excited, focus on it. Embrace it. Run with it. One of the best ways you
can learn to love yourself is to zero in on the things that make you the happiest and spend as much time as you can on them.
in your moment. While it's not always easy to live in the moment (nearly a year after starting this blog I still struggle with it on a daily basis!), it's important that you do so. Why? Because to live in the moment is to accept what is and
to accept what is is the best way I've found for truly loving yourself. If you focus on the past or present, you're not loving yourself now. Love yourself by being present.
- Sing your own praises. I know some people don't like toot their own horns, but you know what? It's okay to say how awesome you are every once and awhile. It's okay to admit that, wow, you did an amazing job on
something or accomplished something you never thought you could. Celebrate yourself and your achievements and all of that self-love is sure to find you. Love your awesomeness because, seriously, you are awesome.
- Listen to your ideas. Do you ever find yourself ignoring your instincts or avoiding your gut reaction? Don't do that anymore. If you want to love yourself,
you have to believe yourself. You have to trust yourself. It's not always easy to listen to yourself, but recognize that your thoughts and ideas are always valid (no matter how ridiculous they might seem). You don't always have to act on
your ideas, but always listen to them.
- Appreciate your life. Okay, so there are some things you want to change
about yourself, about your body, about your relationships, about your life? That's okay. We all want to change things. But what if you stopped focusing on the things you want to change and, instead, focused on the things you wanted to stay the same. Appreciating
all that you have in your life is one of the very best ways to remember that you're so very lucky to be YOU.
We cannot expect someone else to love us if we do not love ourselves
need to be committed to who we are. We need to support all our hopes and dreams. We need to believe we are funny if we want to make someone truly laugh. We have to learn how to take care of ourselves before we let someone else try. We need to know what we
want out of an argument before we start bickering. We need to listen to ourselves. We need to take a deep breath and listen.
We have to have confidence.
Only we can pull ourselves out of the black hole of insecurity.
We have to know that the only person who we can depend on is us. We have to like our personality. We have to recognize our weaknesses.
We have to love ourselves through our mistakes, self-described flaws, and any regrets we may have. We have to believe in who we are, always and forever. We have to.
And only when we have learned to love ourselves, someone else will too.
You cannot be lonely if you LOVE the person you`re alone with
The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship
with yourself.........BE KIND TO YOURSELF♥
~ Say to yourself ~
♥Remember Love is What it's All About♥