Loving yourself: what does that mean? Is it being selfish? Does it mean disregard for other people and their feeling? I must answer those questions with a resounding NO!
The best way to read this blog is with a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, with your favorite relaxing music in the background. Close your eye and take deep breaths…clear your mind of all distractions so you can focus on the written word.
Take this short time just for yourself. That is how you start “Loving Yourself”. I am hoping that my blog will become a part of your program with useful suggestions and tips to help you. My goal is to give you something to think about and occasionally a homework assignment. If you care to share, I would love to hear from you.
And who or what is important to you? It is stating the obvious that we all have different answers, but the most universal thing you can acknowledge is that you now have given thought to what is important to you.
So let us begin.
There is an unimaginable amount of information about “feelings” and “emotions”. Because of how unpredictable these are at any given moment, we have been taught the how’s and why’s, the do’s and don’ts all our life. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It brings order to society and culture. But when you get down into feeling comfortable in your own skin–loving yourself for who you are…that is where it must start. That is where it all begins, accepting and honoring who you are right now. If you don’t love and cherish yourself, how do you expect other people to respond to you? Please just think about that for a few moments.
I want you to take time to go to a mirror and look at yourself. Say “I Love You”. Say it until you are comfortable looking at yourself, and saying that statement as many times as you need to.
Say it to yourself every morning when you get up and every evening before going to sleep, and as many times in between when you think about saying it. Soon you are tracing a groove in your subconscious mind that makes you realize that loving yourself is a good thing.
Nicola Tesla would pose problems to his subconscious mind and the resolution would be revealed to him one or another. We all know he was a man before his time, The subconscious mind always has solutions for you, but that is another blog!
Your homework assignment, if you choose to accept it, is this: Say to yourself, “Thank you. I love you!” as many times as you think about it; pay attention to how you feel at the end of a couple of days, at the end of a week, or even at the end of the month. Again, if you care to share, I would love to hear from you.