Love myself first? I hear this phrase often…
“In order to love others, you must love yourself first.”
What does that even mean anyway? Right?!
It means Just Love YOU, that’s what it means. You. Yes, YOU.
Have you ever sat with that? I mean really sat with that. Love Myself First. Close your eyes and reflect on how much you love YOU. What do you say to yourself? What and Who do you see when you look in the mirror? How do you speak about yourself to others? Sit. Eyes closed. Ssshhhh.
I remember when I was younger, and obviously not loving ME very much…. If someone would compliment me, I’d make light of what they said. I’d respond with “oh this dress is so old.” or “this lipstick is really not my color” or I’d think in my head that they have NO IDEA what they’re talking about? Now Jennifer Aniston…she’s beautiful….but me? You got the wrong girl.
Now? Decades later. Oh, I hold my head high. Confidence runs through my veins. I AM gorgeous, gifted, courageous, vivacious….etc etc etc. 🙂
What about you?
Did you grow up on Insecurity Street or Anxiety Avenue or better yet did you live in the Aint No Cute Girls Around Here Village, like me?
If you did…it’s a new day and it’s time to claim a new address. Make one up. Heck, maybe we should put our new addresses in the return address section on our mail from now on?! That’d shake things up. She’s A KnockOut Avenue, Gorgeous Circle or Beautiful Babes Boulevard.
It’s time to take loving yourself seriously. No more belittling other’s compliments about you either. No more demeaning your success, accomplishments, beauty, talents, etc etc etc.
No More of that!
Sit with Love Myself First again. Close your eyes and repeat some wonderful things about you over and over and over. Let the tears fall. Let the grin grow. Let the blood flow. Let it sink in.
How’s it feel? Pretty good huh?
Write them down and then…………..do it again tomorrow.