You deserve to treat yourself with respect.
Dont Be Afraid Of The Lows.
Ireally can’t stress this enough. And lately, I’ve been learning (trying) to do the same for myself. The last few months were good (not great) for me for no reason other than I felt un-loveable and essentially worthless. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel! I took a break from social media and started seeing a therapist. (Petition for everyone in the world to have access to talking to someone starts now, it changed my life). Ramblings about myself aside, I cannot stress enough how worthy of self-love whoever is reading this is. When you focus on loving yourself and healing from the inside, you can really find yourself.
Diving into your passions is a lot easier when you’ve got the confidence to do so, wouldn’t you agree? Speaking of passions, when you pour your heart and soul into something but you’re only halfway in (or out), people respond to that. I’ve always thought myself that I can truly feel how someone else is feeling based on the energy I receive from them when I’m reading a post, or talking to them in person. Don’t be afraid of the lows! Embrace them and take them on head-first.
Know that this too, will pass:
Okay okay. The most cliché thing ever, I know. But it’s so true. There have been moments for me where I genuinely thought I would just feel like shit forever. Haven’t we all been there? What matters is how we rise from the ashes. How we can return to ourselves, even better than before. Loving yourself and knowing your own worth are so vital to your being and anyone is capable of it! I think sometimes self-love can be difficult. Or maybe more than sometimes.
In today’s world, there is so much to compare to and so much to make you feel like you aren’t enough or aren’t doing enough. But you are on your own journey! When I get into the lows I take my phone out of the situation completely and I sit with my thoughts and remind myself that I am enough. I am capable of love and I am worthy of it, too. Removing my cellphone from the situations when I feel extra shitty has really made a difference.
What happens when you begin to love yourself?
When you can train your mind to truly believe that you are enough, and that you are comfortable being who you are, it becomes easier and easier. I often find I am so worried what people will think of my photos or my posts, until I really sit down and think about it. And I realise, who the heck cares? Anyone who is going to waste their own time and energy to say they don’t like what you do (when it’s not affecting them in any way) are unhappy somewhere deep in their own soul. Take it with a grain of salt, remind yourself that their own unhappiness does not affect yours and move on.
Besides let’s be honest, anyone who takes the time to say what you are doing is lame when it’s something as simple as an Instagram post really has no meaning to you. People preach self-love and doing what you enjoy until it makes them feel insignificant or like you are above them in some way. Then all of a sudden the tides have turned and you are “self-obsessed” or whatever they may think. Ignore it. Remind yourself that you’ve found happiness in your soul, and make a little wish for them to find it too. You don’t want people in your ship who are making holes anyways.
Remind yourself that you’ve found happiness in your soul.