It can take people a long time to get to a place of self-love and the journey is never ending. Just know it would be a never ending journey, but you have to be willing to take it. It doesn’t happen just like that, this takes days, months and years being in a place of completely accepting yourself who you are as a person. Self-love isn’t selfish, it is about finding a peace of mind with yourself, accepting your flaws and wanting to be the best version of yourself you can be.
This is my self-love challenge and if you are up for it, then keep on reading.
In the morning when you are awake, then I want you to look yourself in the mirror completely natural. Yes, without any clothes on. I want you to look at yourself all over from your face to your body and say to yourself you are good enough. Some people might think this is a silly thing to do, but getting self-love is taking the step to say this. Do this every morning until you start to believe it yourself. You are good enough! You are good enough just as you are.
Take a selfie without any makeup on. Take a picture of your bare face. Now this one would seem like a tough one if you never did this before.
Letting yourself be vulnerable to others is never easy, it is uncomfortable. I get that. The moment you do this, then you would let down your guard of always trying to mask yourself in a way. The feeling of freedom you get from this is something we should all experience and especially experience from this. You will look back at that photo and hopefully smile at yourself for willing to take the step of self-love and self-acceptance.
Accept your mistakes. I’m sure everyone knows how the saying goes. No one is perfect. You might feel you made more mistakes than most people you know, but everyone makes mistakes no matter what. Don’t let your mistakes be your capture. You can’t go back in time and change your mistakes.
No matter how many times we have wanted that. It is impossible! People shouldn’t move on from their mistakes without first realizing their mistakes. Take a moment to sit quietly in a quiet place where you are alone. Close your eyes and think of all the mistakes you have done. If you have to be angry, then get a stress ball and squeeze it. If you feel sad, then cry. Let the emotions flow.
We as people make mistakes, some bigger mistakes that stick out more than others. If we take a moment to really reflect on it all, learn from those mistakes, and say to yourself I have accepted my mistakes and I am going to move on with knowing the lessons I have learned from them. Take a few cleansing breaths and then open your eyes.
You will feel this big weight being lifted off your shoulders. You have done that. Well done!
This is just a few tips I hope you try it all out. Self-love is what we all should have. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.