I love me, I love me not.

I’ve been thinking a lot about self love this past week and what it really means. We’re told all our lives that we need to love who we are to become the people we want to be. And it’s true. They’re not lying to us. Loving who you are is the key to our success, but is it more complicated than that?

Loving who we are – It seems to be one of the most challenging things we can do, yet the most necessary to become better people. I guess what I’m starting to realize is that you can’t just love who you are in some areas in your life, and not others.

Everything is so connected in our lives, so if we’re only giving ourselves love sometimes, there’s this whole other side of who we are that we don’t really get to discover. We make choices all the time that reflect how we feel about ourselves.

Something as simple as eating too much when you know you’re full is one of the most common and the perfect example of lack of self love. Love isn’t feeling stuffed. Love isn’t feeling sick. Love isn’t filling your body up with foods that make you feel bad later. That’s not love.

That’s sadness. That’s pain. That’s a lack of self worth.

So the next you make a choice that you know will only make your day worse or your future less bright, ask yourself “Am I treating myself with love right now?”

Because the answer should always be yes.

Break the weight,
Ricki

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