Self Love.

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying your Monday so far. Today we will be talking about self love. This is a topic that everyone can relate to, so I am so excited to share my thoughts, get your feedback and hear your stories!

Loving yourself should be simple. It should come naturally. What's crazy is that for most young children, it does. Think about it. When you were little you were so happy with yourself. You loved playing with your toys, spending time outside with friends and playing dress up. But as the years went on you started feeling more and more pressure to be a certain way, "perfect", if you will. But the world keeps forgetting that no human is perfect. Our Lord made each of us completely unique. Our bodies are different shapes and sizes, our smiles are all completely different, our noses are all different shapes, our walk is different than everyone else's, some of our voices are higher while some are lower, and our minds are each capable of creating different thoughts. Even if you have the same hair color as someone, you are still completely different from them because each strand of hair is not the exact same as theirs. We are all completely different. We are all unique. So why does the world put so much pressure on us to all look alike? People are getting plastic surgeries to look like their favorite celebrity. They are starving themselves so they can look like that photoshopped Instagram model. Why are we doing this to ourselves? As long as you are healthy, happy and being the best YOU you can be, what more could you ask for? There is no need to take those huge steps to alter your looks, when the only thing that should matter to that boy you like is the kind of person you are on the inside. Altering your appearance won't make you a good person. It may even make you feel even more unhappy because you aren't being your genuine self and just living life. Learning to love yourself is really hard. But you have to try to learn to love the girl that God created, not the girl that fancy doctor created, or that boy, who said those mean things to you, created. If someone doesn't like your natural self, then they don't deserve to be a part of your life. Find people that appreciate the real you and surround yourself with them. They will bring you some of the happiest times of your life, all while making you feel great about who you truly are. Once you learn to let go and take on the challenge of being yourself, you will feel oh so free. Are you willing to take the challenge?

Sometimes our issues with self love are not about the way we look. Sometimes it's about how successful we are in life. I'm not necessarily talking about in your career, but more so how we take on everything day to day. For example, I am very particular about how my days are laid out. I have my every move planned out in my calendar from the time I wake up until the time I plan to go to bed. If one thing gets moved around it tends to ruin my entire day and make me feel like I failed that day. This is something I really need to work on because while yes having a planned ahead and productive day is great for establishing the kind or life you wish to live, putting that amount of pressure on yourself to have the perfect day is not so great. Sometimes we need to let go and live. Be spontaneous. Have you ever had someone convince you to do something spontaneous and NOT had fun with it? Probably not. So try it yourself! Don't worry so much about planning and making everything "perfect". Remember, no human is perfect. She believed she could so she did. Never forget that as long as you believe in yourself, you will do great things!

What is your experience with self love? Do you have any tips or tricks you want to share? Leave a comment, tweet me, or message me on social media and let's chat!

Court Elise

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