Self Love ❤️
It’s easy when asked about whom you love, to list our family, friends, pets, crushes, etc. Often we forget to mention a very important person: ourselves.
We live in a tough world. People can be extremely critical, cruel, and cold. We are obsessed with labels, with finding acceptance, with this implication that we must be “perfect.”
I grew up as a highly insecure girl. I had different color skin, my hair was different, I worried about my body image as I towered over the girls in my class until high school…as did my feet (size 11 by 6th grade) ?. People who were always on a “diet” surrounded me. This eventually led to an eating disorder. I never felt 100% comfortable in my skin.
I did not fully realize the importance of self-love until my mini-me was born. I wanted more than anything to break the cycle and to teach her that she is her own kind of beautiful no matter what society has to say and for her to be filled with self-esteem and self worth. I knew that I needed to set the example.
Self Love is a journey. This is not something that will happen over night. For some it’s going to take time, lots of effort and a conscious mindset. Every day I work on accepting my body for what it is. I want to be seen as a strong woman who is healthy and fit, even if I am not a size 2. Being on display each day, it’s easy to feel scrutinized. But I am learning to love all of me…the good, the bad and the weird? (as my son would say).
Loving yourself should be one of the most important relationships in your life. The only person who has the right to tell you that you’re not good enough is YOU.
Don’t put it off, what are 10 things you love about you?
Here is my list:
- My Smile
- My imperfections
- My Skin Color
- My Hair
- My Ethnicity
- My Shoulders
- My Desire to help people
- Being a Mom
- My eagerness to learn new things
- My Creativity
Strong is HEALTHY…BEAUTIFUL…CONFIDENT
The O-Board Says…
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10 KB Presses Each Arm
200 m Run
Posted By: Nicole