Hello, Smiling Faces!
Do you often put others before yourself, leaving you feeling empty? We all should be in a position to show compassion and love for others; but placing others before yourself will leave you stressed, depressed, or frustrated.
Loving yourself first, brings joy and happiness into your life. Loving yourself, means to have respect and self-acceptance for who you are and being okay with saying “no” at times. Of course, we all experience setbacks, hurt, and pain, but we should not allow it to degrade the way we feel about ourselves. You are enough and you are worthy. We often go though life, allowing others to dictate how we should feel. Often we find ourselves seeking approval from those around us. We all are unique and born with a purpose. Our first responsibility is to love ourselves, before we can love others.
When we start to love ourselves, it’s amazing how everything around us change. When you love yourself first, you feel good and love those around you. Everything around you will begin to positively change; including your relationships, friendships, and outlook on life. Your life will begin to excel personally and professionally.
In most cases, we fully dedicate ourselves to loving more once we lose weight, land that dream job, or that “perfect” relationship. Why wait until you master that life occurrence? Start now. Dust yourself off and start fresh. Your mindset to a situation determines your success. Build the confidence you need to push yourself towards achieving that desire. Truth be told, if you are not happy with who and what you have, prior to those things, you will suffer loving yourself more. We all have room to grow, but should not jeopardize thinking less of who we are.
I must be honest and say that I truly enjoy pouring back into my own life. Yes, I am married with a family, but self-love comes from loving yourself, first. We have all dealt with self-esteem issues and the many “if’s”of life, but embracing who I am is an ongoing priority. I make time for ME!
What changes will you make to loving yourself, first?
If you are not willing to love yourself today, you will not fully embrace loving yourself on tomorrow. Embrace positivity for your life. Choose to love yourself each and every day.