How many times have you laid down to go to bed and just felt so bad about yourself? Me!! If you don’t want to admit it, I will. I actually had that moment last night. I was thinking about myself, my looks, and my life and started feeling bad. I just logged off of YouTube looking at all of the wonderful people and their accomplishments and my confidence went downhill. Yes, I’m one of the founders of this nonprofit and we focus on teaching girls like you to be their own role models. Yes, we discuss confidence and how each girl and woman should appreciate what they look like, who they are, and where they come from. Yes, I believe in the philosophy of practicing what you preach. I know what you’re thinking, “Well, why don’t you listen to yourself?”
Well, that’s the million dollar question I ask myself all the time. I feel bad teaching girls and teens about the importance of self love and not listening myself. But this is something anyone and everyone has to work on consistently. Self love is just as important as taking care of yourself on the outside. For instance, when you wake up it is vital to take care of yourself like brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking your bath, etc. This also goes for your spiritual, emotional, and mental development as well. It is vital to upkeep and maintain your confidence, contentment, happiness, etc. This also includes painting your nails, doing your hair, and wearing your favorite outfit to help you feel better on the inside. Additional things like meditating or praying each day, staying positive, reading and watching positive things, and focusing yourself will help as well.
I noticed that as soon as I got into low mode, I stopped myself and started to encourage myself. There will be times that others will not encourage you. You will need to rely on yourself. This includes telling yourself to focus on those beautiful flaws, telling yourself that you’re beautiful, and lifting yourself up. “Snap out of it, stop comparing. No you are beautiful. You are a wonderful blessing to this world and your family. Life would not be the same without you. You are a child of the most High KING! He loves you more than you could ever imagine.” Such encouragement will lift you up and force you to focus on how awesome you are.
That’s the key, focusing on how awesome YOU ARE! Self love is important in your life. Treat yourself. Encourage yourself. Trust yourself. Most of all, love yourself. Don’t expect others to love you more than you love yourself. Don’t try to find validation through the expression and love of those around you. Yes you are surrounded by love, but don’t let that define you. You define yourself. You know more about who you are more than those around you. You know what you’re thinking. You know what you want out of life. You know how you feel. You know where you want to be. You know your past. You know you. So love yourself. Be good to yourself. Embrace yourself. And most of all, show others by being that example of being the best you and show others how awesome it is to be like you!
Check out this great article on some benefits of self love as well!