Welcome to Day 4 of the Happily Ever After 30 day Challenge! How’s it working for you, so far, on your happiness production?
Today is about loving yourself. For some of us, this is a hard one but once you learn to love yourself, even like yourself, WOW! How much happier you will feel and it’s kind of like losing 50 pounds! Off your back and shoulders.
Look at yourself in the mirror and say “I love you.” Keep saying it until you mean it. If it helps, pretend you are two people – your higher self and your inner child. Have your higher self tell your inner child “I love you” and say it until you mean it.
Part of the problem of society is being on the receiving end of anger, rejection, being cast out, not being accepted (from parents, siblings, classmates, teachers, co-workers, employers, lovers, spouses, children, even church members – for crying out loud, etc.), so we’ve learned to not accept ourselves, not appreciate ourselves, not love ourselves, so we turn to vices that may not be good for us. It’s time to own these things/feelings for ourselves. This is my path in life and your path and where we end up is dependent on the things we do now and feelings we have for ourselves now, in this moment. Do not accept how others treated you as your truth. You define who you are – no one else. It’s your journey and the changes begin now. It’s time to honor yourself, appreciate yourself and your accomplishments, know that you are worthy of great things and you are beautiful inside and out just as you are in this moment and you will only get better.
Extra points if you wrap your arms around your inner child (you) at bedtime just before sleep and tell her/him “I love you.” And mean it. Doing this has helped me sooo much, as I am a mother and THAT is my greatest role. I treasure motherhood. I treasure that precious girl. So when I do this, I imagine it’s how I feel about my child, and that (my) inner child needs to be loved and celebrated! And so does yours!!!
You are worthy of love. You are forgiven. You are beautiful. You are special and you deserve a happy, fulfilling life! Great things are headed your way, love! You can say these things to yourself, as well! Because they are true!
Love you! Smooches! xoxo