If you’ve ever been in love, then you’re familiar with that feeling where you give your heart and soul to the person you fell for. You focus all of your energy on them and you treat them with such kindness even you didn’t know you had.
At the same time, you probably treat yourself with an equal amount of hate. If we switched roles for a second and if we all started to treat ourselves the same way we treat the people we love, the world would be an easier place to live.
Instead of giving yourself a hard time, you’d be showering yourself with appreciation and adoration. You would be there for yourself, falling in love with your own mind and soul every step of the way.
This text is your reminder that you should change the way you deal with your own body. You should start loving yourself more, day after day, as that’s the only way you can learn to appreciate everything you have to offer.
Ask yourself how you’re doing.
When you care for someone, you always check on them to see how they’re doing. You make sure that they’re in a great place and you always do your best to help them with that.
On the flip side, you give yourself a hard time, beat yourself up, and trash-talk your own traits but does it make you feel better? Does it make life easier for you?
No, it doesn’t.
While focusing your attention on everyone else around you, you forget to do something nice for yourself. Days go by before you even remember that you’re a human being with emotions.
You forget about your own troubles as you’re too occupied with taking care of the people you love.
But if you take a second of your day to check on yourself first, to help yourself feel better, it’ll be much easier to live a happy life where you’ll then be able to help others as well.
Do something nice for yourself.
For the person you love, you keep doing some of the nicest things. You celebrate their victories and support their goals but at the same time, you ignore the same things about yourself.
You act like the wind beneath the wings of the person you love, while at the same time, you have no idea how to do this for yourself.
However, if you started doing little things for yourself, you would make your life much easier. You would be your best friend, your own shoulder to cry on, and your biggest support – all in one person.
After that, you would truly feel that you could tackle anything and everything, as you would finally start to believe in yourself.
Take yourself out.
You always have a reason to take the love of your life out, though to be honest, there doesn’t even have to be a reason. You simply want to show them how much they mean to you.
But how many times have you gotten ready and taken yourself out? How many times have you looked your best and gone out for your favorite meal because you’d had a rough week?
We always pay attention to those we love but we forget that we should be loving ourselves as well. We forget that we must know how to make ourselves happy first, in order to make others feel the same way.
From now on, you should start to appreciate the battles you fight and you’ll know how to treat yourself even without any reason in particular.
Go on your dream trip, take yourself out to the movies, and treat yourself to the best pasta in town. Do things for your own well-being and your body and mind will thank you later.
Be there for yourself. Be your own best friend.
You’re there for your family, friends, and your partner. You neglect all of your own duties whenever they need your support.
Then you go back home and cry yourself to sleep because you don’t know how to be your own best friend. You don’t know how to treat yourself with kindness and offer a word of support when you need it.
That needs to change right away. You need to learn the right way to treat the body and soul that’s been yours since the day you were born.
Even when you were on your own, your kind heart fought the hardest conflicts. Your sharp mind came up with great ideas and your strong body conquered all of the obstacles.
That’s why you should never forget those days when they were your best friends. You should never forget to be there for yourself and be your own support.
Once you learn that you’re your own biggest fan and that you can do anything and everything all on your own, you’ll then be able to see all of the power that has been hiding inside of you this whole time.
Stop putting yourself down.
You would never approach the love of your life and tell him that he’s a terrible person. You would never treat him with disrespect or put him down on a daily basis.
So why do you do that to yourself then? Why do you walk all over yourself?
The bad-mouthing of your own self should stop right now before it’s too late. If you complimented yourself more, it’d be easier to finally see everything that’s hiding deep beneath your skin.
Love yourself the way you love your true love.
You deserve to be loved, that’s a fact, but you don’t realize that you deserve to be loved by yourself as well.
Sometimes, it’s the love we give to ourselves that has the most power over us. It’s that kind of love that transforms our life into something amazing, something beautiful.
All your life, you’ve been looking for someone who’ll love you the right way and maybe you’ve already found that person. Maybe you’ve given them every atom of your body and soul.
But why wouldn’t you try loving yourself the same way? Why wouldn’t you finally give yourself the same amount of love as you’ve been giving to your partner?
Maybe it sounds silly but trust me, there’s nothing absurd about loving yourself. Once you know how to do that the right way, others will follow your lead as well.