Love Thy Self

One of the hardest things is learning, continuing, and remembering to love yourself.  I think women find this particularly hard.  It ruins relationships, romantic or otherwise.  When you feel you do not measure up, do not fit the bill, are not enough, how is someone going to see good in you, or love you if you don’t see the good in yourself?  I took a challenge in February, yes, a bit late blogging about the experience, but here it is.  There was a challenge to “Be Your Own Valentine – Love ThighSelf,” prompting women following the page to find something every day during the month of February they like/love about themselves.  I was hesitant at first to take it on, because I am not one who likes to inflate my ego, despite the good intentions of the challenge.  I noticed I found the first few days easier to come up with something I could say that was positive about myself, and as time when on it was progressively more difficult to come up with the positive affirmation.  Looking back at how I took on the challenge, and I am glad in many ways I did, and how I could apply it to making each day a little more positive from then on, not always directing the positive thought at myself or something about me, but just remember the positive things in my life.  I have been in need of a reminder of that lately.  Remember, liking or loving yourself are probably some of the most difficult things in this life, particularly if you have grown accustom to wanting to blend in and just not be noticed either way in this life, but it is a simple lesson – if you can’t like or love yourself, why should anyone else?

Why do you think we are hardest on ourselves?  How do you overcome that?

K

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Posted on 05/12/2014, in Deep Thoughts, Life Bits and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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