Loving who you are is a difficult task some days. Frustration, sleepless nights, ignorant people or just general bad days can send you into a spiral of negativity that may be hard to just shrug off. It is in times like these that we need a “toolbox” of resources to help us feel better about ourselves and turn our negative image frown upside down. A lot of ideas are things I have written about before;
- leaving yourself self-love notes around the house
- saying positive self-love affirmations
- writing yourself a love letter
- wearing clothing you like and makes you feel good
- finding people on social media that are positive, uplifting, motivating and inspiring
- surrounding yourself with positive people who support you and love you unconditionally
- doing things that take the focus off of yourself like volunteering
- focusing on your talents and achievements
- practicing self-care
One tool that was recently brought to my attention is meditation using gemstones. The stone, rose quartz, symbolizes love; love in relationships and self-love.
Looking up such meditations on YouTube, I found several guided meditation practices that anyone would enjoy and benefit from. This is not something I have personally tried but it does intrigue me and it is something I intend to study further. I think that anything that helps you feel more at peace, calm and focused is something worth trying especially during these stressful Covid times. Such a practice will help you focus on all the parts of your body, their importance and all they do for you day to day. From there you can learn to accept, embrace and eventually love who you are, including your “flaws”.
Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. You deserve that gift. You are worthy of that gift.
“The minute you learn to love yourself, you won’t want to be anyone else.”
Be Pretty, Plus and Proud of the amazing and beautiful person you are! If a day comes along that you’re not feeling good about yourself, reach into your self-love toolbox and find something that will adjust how you feel about and see yourself.