Love yourself. Be proud of who you are.

I’m beautiful. I’m capable of doing everything I set my mind to. Ha ha ha. 😀 Then I burst out laughing. ROFL 😀 Me? Who am I kidding? Not me. I look at myself in the mirror and all I can see are flaws. I’m not satisfied with the reflection I see. I’m not satisfied with myself, with my life.

Why is it so hard to love yourself? Why is it so hard to accept who you are? Why is it easier to take a criticism than a positive comment? Situations being like: “You look gorgeous today.” – “Don’t be silly. You are just saying that.” or “Wow, you did a great job!” – “Oh, that’s nothing.” – Instead of simply saying thank you. The answer to those questions is easy. It’s because we don’t love and respect ourselves as much as we’re supposed to.

I’ve read hundreds of books and articles on this matter. Their authors are all saying the same thing. The philosophy behind it is always the same – love yourself.

Love yourself. Be proud of who you are. You’re the most important person in your life. Don’t be afraid of who you are. Believe in you.

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In order to love others, we need to love ourselves first. I know it’s a cliché, but life really works this way. Feel love. Be love. Accept yourself just as you are, right at this moment. Feel good about yourself. You don’t need others to tell you that. And as my best friend would say: “Don’t be an attention whore.” You don’t need others to make you feel good about yourself. And don’t let others make you feel like you’re not good enough. Make yourself a compliment and really mean it. Don’t be afraid of appreciating who you are.

It’s easy to love perfection. But news flash – nobody is perfect. Why? We need to learn to accept the imperfection. Love is all about acceptance. That is why there are no perfect people. Be who you are and take others as they are, with all the humanly flaws.

Love. Be love. Love yourself no matter what. Be you. Be unique. Every single one of us is unique. Don’t be a sheep in the crowd, manipulated by others and the media. They don’t know you. They don’t know what’s good for you. They don’t know how special you are. Don’t do things just because someone said that this is how it’s supposed to be. Do things you love doing. Do things that make you a better person. Follow your heart. Be creative. Do what makes you happy. Do what makes you fulfilled. Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t stop following your dreams. Be who you are and love yourself for being that way. You’re not perfect – it doesn’t matter, no one is. That’s what is making us unique. Smile. Cry happy tears. Dance to the rhythm of life. Walk under the stars. Be proud of what you’ve learned. Don’t play a victim. Life never gives you a burden you can’t carry. Take it as a lesson you have to learn in addition to grow.

Accept what life has given you. Learn from that. Appreciate everything you have, everything you’re surrounded by.

I know this way of thinking works. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I felt it.

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If you ask me how to come to this stage in your life, I don’t know yet. I only know I’m on my way there. Sometimes it can be pretty hard and it seems like there’s no way out. You have to know that if there’s a down, there’s also an up. Don’t take the easy way out. Don’t run away. It’s not worth it. Everything will eventually hit you right in the back. Deal with it. Be strong.

Learn to let go. Let go of the anger and resentment. Let go of the past. Don’t let it hold you back. You live in the now. Life is happening right at this particular moment. The past is something that already happened and future is yet to come. Trust. Have faith. Have faith in life. The universe already has a plan for you. All you need to do is to live and love.

I’m learning about life and myself every day. I’m taking it day by day. I’ve lost myself a thousand times and I know it’s time to stop doing that. Now it’s time for me to shine. I’ve embraced my past. I’m letting go of the obstacles I’ve created in my head.

I can proudly say that I’ve reached the point where I’m accepting people around me just the way they are. I care about every single one of them. Now I’m learning to let go of my fears. I’m letting go of being afraid of what future has to bring – bring it life. I’m learning to love myself, to be happy and to be satisfied with me being me. Some of my people said to me few times: “Girl, you’re too hard on yourself.” I think the ones will recognize themselves. 😉 Yes, you’re right; I truly am hard on myself. But I’ve got news for you – I’m finally working on it. Eventually, I’ll come to the point when I’ll be able to say: “I love me.” Soon…

 

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