Creating the Space for Self Love is Essential
To say my Self-Love journey has been a bit bumpy is an understatement. In my teens, I went through the throws of an eating disorder with binging and purging in order to create the “perfect body,” so just maybe I could be good enough to love. I searched for love through the acceptance of others-whether that be in intimate relationships, friendships, or mentors. I strived to be exactly what anyone needed in order to be loved and accepted. I worked tirelessly through my adulthood to achieve status in my ranking and title, hoping that would be enough to prove my worth.
My Self-Love looks VERY different today…Thank Goodness! With several loving mentors-therapists, friends, bosses, family, and spiritual counselors, I have found the love I had been searching for my entire life, a deep connection with self and spirit, and a full knowing that my worth lies within my Spiritual Gifts and Life Purpose.
My Mission in life is to help other Women through this process of self-actualization, self-love, self-worth, and embracing their personal power to create a life filled with Purpose and Passion so they can live and leave their Legacy.
Today, let’s begin honoring the incredible person you are, and I’m here to remind you that you are worthy of love, compassion, and endless self-care. So, grab your favorite drink, cozy up, and let’s embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
🌟 Embrace Your Inner Beauty 🌟
Take a moment to look in the mirror and smile at yourself. You are uniquely beautiful, inside and out. Embrace your flaws, for they are a part of what makes you extraordinary. Remember, there is no one else in the world like you, and that is your superpower.
💖 Nurture Your Soul 💖
Self-love starts from within. Today, take time to nurture your soul. Whether it’s through meditation, journaling, or a peaceful walk in nature, find what brings you inner peace and make it a regular practice. Your soul deserves to be cherished.
📚 Educate Yourself 📚
Knowledge is power, and educating yourself is an act of self-love. Dive into a book or an online course that sparks your curiosity. Learning new things not only expands your horizons but also boosts your self-confidence.
🌻 Practice Gratitude 🌻
Gratitude is the key to a happy heart. Take a few moments to jot down the things you’re grateful for today. It could be the sunshine, a loving friend, or simply being alive. Cultivating gratitude helps you focus on the positive aspects of your life.
🧘♀️ Prioritize Self-Care 🧘♀️
Self-care is not selfish; it’s essential. Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath, treat yourself to your favorite meal, or spend time doing what brings you joy. You deserve to feel cherished and cared for, so make self-care a non-negotiable.
✨ Reflect and Set Intentions ✨
Create a “Self-Love Sunday,” which is the perfect day to reflect on your goals and dreams. Take a moment to set intentions for the week ahead. What would you like to achieve? What steps can you take to move closer to your aspirations?
🌈 Affirm Your Worth 🌈
Repeat after me: “I am enough. I am worthy of love and happiness.” Affirmations are a powerful tool to boost self-esteem and self-love. Write down your favorite affirmations and say them to yourself daily.
Remember, self-love is an ongoing journey, and you are your most valuable companion on this path. So, be kind to yourself, celebrate your uniqueness, and know that you are loved just the way you are.
Wishing you a Self-Love day filled with warmth, self-discovery, and boundless self-love. You are incredible, and the world is a better place with you in it.
Stay curious, stay compassionate, and let your legacy shine!
Article republished with permission from Leanne Jamison at InstituteforWomenTrailblazers.com.