In honor of Valentine’s day coming up, I figure it would be a good idea to talk about self-love. Sometimes loving yourself for who you are is difficult.
It is easy to see all your flaws, but it is essential to realize that the people you are around don’t see your flaws the way you do. Imperfections can be many when you are dealing with a brain injury.
If I give you a minute to write down all your flaws, how long will the list be? If I give you a minute to make a list of things you love about yourself, will the list be shorter or longer?
Usually, the love list is shorter, and that is an okay start on the self-love journey. The important thing is you find stuff you love about yourself. If there is nothing, start small.
I am not thrilled with my weight and my current life situation. I do like the color of my hair and how passionate I can become about a task.
The things you love about yourself don’t have to be physical. You can like something about your personality.
It is easy to get down on yourself. It isn’t an effortless task to improve your life if there is nothing positive you can say about yourself.
To begin my self-love journey, I challenged myself to pick five things I like about myself. Keep this list around for when you are feeling down about yourself. Read the list and remember that there are things to love about yourself.
When you are feeling down about yourself, remember you can always change what you don’t like.
The practice of self-love promotes self-confidence. The more self-confidence you have, the more comfortable you are in your own skin, and it may get rid of some self-hatred.
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