Here we are again, the month of February, the month of love. For
some, it's a time to reminisce about how far you have come
together and yes, rekindle your relationship to make it even more
robust. For others, it's a time of dread. But I want to encourage
you to take the time to love yourself. The world has emphasized
being in a romantic relationship and finding fulfillment, but self-
love is so important. "You will always follow you around, so learn
to love yourself." Here are some things that have been helpful to
me in my self-love journey:
1.)Put yourself first
Don’t feel bad about doing this. Women, especially, can get used
to putting others first all the time. Although there's a time and a
place for this, it shouldn't be a habit that keeps you from taking
care of yourself.
Find the time to wind down. Without decompressing and
recharging, you can put a severe strain on yourself. Whether
spending the day in bed or outdoors in nature, find what helps you
relax and dedicate some consistent time to this.
2.) Be kind to yourself
The world is full of harsh words, and critique that don't add to your
positive vision or inspiration. Speak kindly to yourself, and don't
call yourself mean things. Celebrate yourself! Don't forget to
celebrate yourself, not only when it feels essential! You've come
so far and grown too much for that. Stay connected to growth
seminars like this one, because life is mandatory and you need
3.)Take every opportunity life presents or create your own
The timing will never be perfect for that next step in your life. The
circumstances may not be ideal, but that shouldn't keep you from
reaching your goals and dreams. Instead, seize the moment
because it may never come back.
What are 3-5 of your goals that you can take steps on daily. What
good habits support those goals? Have you ever taken a solo
trip? How about your own special date night? You'll find that you
learn something about yourself that you never knew.
Learn to be your best friend, your greatest cheerleader, and the
person who loves you the most. You have to stand up for you.
Who else will if you don’t.
You will never truly learn to love a romantic partner until you start
with yourself. I'm cheering you on, friend. And you are
enormously loved by your Creator. Fall in love with the person
who made you and loves you best! Perfect love cast out all fear!
Happy Love Month!