Most of us think of self love as treating ourselves to mani, pedis, getting ourselves a latte, or buying your favorite perfume or a glorious massage. These truly are wonderful ways to treat ourselves well and show us some much needed kindness. But sometimes showing ourselves self love goes much deeper and isn't as easy as treating ourselves to some pretty toenails. This is what we will be talking about today.
NOBODY WANTS TO TELL YOU WHY
DISCIPLINE IS SO IMPORTANT
DISCIPLINE IS THE STRONGEST FORM OF SELF LOVE
IT IS IGNORINGTHE CURRENT PLEASURES FOR
BIGGER REWARDS TO COME
IT IS LOVING YOURSELF ENOUGH TO GIVE
YOURSELF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER WANTED
Discipline, this word can cause us so much anger and anxiety. How many times have we said to ourselves, "I just don't have the discipline to do this", whatever this is. We blame our discipline on not achieving our goals or simply anything else in life that is difficult for us. We can do better! We can love ourselves enough to put off instant gratification for what we really want to accomplish. Discipline is a muscle, the more we use it the stronger it gets.
Next, love yourself enough to talk kindly to yourself. How many times have we said the most horrible things to yourself? Things you would never speak to another human being? We need to stop doing this to ourselves. And believe me, I an so guilty of this also. I was challenged by someone to look at myself in a mirror and tell myself that I loved myself. You would think that this would be easy, absolutely not! It took me 3 days to even look at myself and another 2 to say those words out loud! I tell my husband and son I love them probably 10 times a day. Why was it so hard to say to myself? Still working on this. This next quote is from Bruce Lee:
Don't speak negatively about yourself,
even as a joke. Your body doesn't know the
difference. Words are energy and cast spells,
that's why it's called spelling. Change the
way you speak about yourself and you can
change your life. What you are not changing,
you're also choosing.
So loving ourselves isn't always easy but its always necessary. We deserve to be treated well by ourselves and by others. We deserve to eat well and sleep well and take care of ourselves because we love ourselves. So please, love yourself enough to take care of you!
People will come and go in life,
but the person in the mirror
will be there forever.
So be good to yourself.