Hey beautiful/ handsome! Hope you are doing well!
This time around I wanted to talk about the concept of self-love. So many of us strive to love and accept ourselves. However, many of us struggle with the idea of loving yourselves and embracing our “flaws”.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say that they will love themselves when they lose x pounds. Or “when I lose weight, that is when I will love myself”. That thinking is so wrong. What if you never lose the weight? You are just never going to love yourself? Why do you think that you aren’t worthy of love now?
That type of thinking is toxic in my opinion (to not love yourself because you aren’t your ideal self yet). We should love ourselves no matter what. It is normal to want to make changes with yourself. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t love yourself while undergoing changes.
You get this one life, why spend it hating yourself or waiting for you to become your ideal self? I spend close to 20 years hating myself and everything about me and my body. It is time to stop the hate and start to love and appreciate yourself now and if/when you make changes.
So many people live their lives whilst hating themselves. I used to be like that and now I can’t imagine going back and hating myself and apologizing for being overweight. It is a foreign concept to me now.
Alexandria xx ❤