Self-love is defined as: one's own well-being and happiness.
Self-love, to me, is when you are comfortable being yourself and follow your own instincts without changing your decision based on the influence of others. Just because everyone likes something or is doing something, doesn’t mean you have to go do that. You do not need anyone’s approval to do things or to be yourself.
When I was around 11 years old, I remember I was really self-conscious about having hair on my arms and legs. My mom then allowed me to shave my legs at that age. But one day I decided to go behind my mothers back and shave my arm hair too. It ended up looking so bad. I wasn’t even that hairy, but because the other kids in my grade didn’t have any arm hair, mine stood out. Eventually, I got over it and accepted my arm hairs lol. Sure it wasn’t a big deal, but I was obsessing over it because I hated that I had arm hair and none of the other girls in my grade did. When I finally accepted it, I just told myself that it wasn’t that serious and that I would outgrow it. I learned that I do not have to be like anyone else but myself. There was no point in me trying to fit in and look like everyone else, if I didn't. It's funny, because I had completely forgotten about this happening until I was having a conversation with some of my girls.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re worthless. You have to believe in yourself. You are the only person standing in the way of your next best thing. Create/ open your own doors because no one should be doing it for you. Always remember to put yourself first and remove yourself from toxic situations. And when you're seeing someone, make sure that you already learned to love yourself before you give your love out to someone else.
The brain holds all the power. If you keep putting yourself down, then you will feel shitty about yourself. But if you put yourself up on a pedestal, and think great things about yourself, then you will feel good. Even on your worst days, you have to remember that you're enough and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do. It's all about the vibes you give yourself too. If you think positive, you attract positivity and you feel more optimistic.
Always remain humble. Self-love isn’t thinking that you’re better than anyone or everyone. That’s called being conceited and arrogant.
I just wanted to give you guys a little motivation and a reminder that you are amazing and you can do whatever you want. You have to be 100% you and don’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks or says.
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