The season of love is upon us and I am so excited! I used to hate Valentine's Day just because it used to make me uncomfortable. However, I have grown over the past few years and I have learned a lot about myself. Today I am sharing some casual Valentines looks and also sharing how I learned to love myself.
Let me start out by saying, loving yourself is not easy. It has taken me years to accept the person I am and the person God made me to be. Sometimes, I still struggle to see my worth. In the past I struggled with thinking that I was enough. I didn't think that I was doing enough with my life. I also did not like things about my body and it frustrated me so much. Now that I am older I have learned to accept the person I am and I am going to give you all some tips to help you love yourself!
Surround Yourself With People Who Love You and Cheer You On!
One thing that really helped me learn my value was being around people who lifted me up and didn't put others down. So many times in my life, I associated myself around people who put others down including me whether it was to my face or behind my back. If you associate yourself with that kind of negative energy, soon you will believe what they say about you. I am so blessed to such amazing girlfriends who always encourage me to be myself and encourage me to be a better version of myself daily. Having that support system has helped me learn how valuable of a person I am.
Wake Up & Accept Yourself!
Okay, so I know this is easier said than done but, you are made exactly how you were supposed to be made. One day you have to decide to wake up and just love the person you are. You have amazing qualities that make you unique and stand out. For anyone one who is looking for love, I always tell people that no one is going to love you if you cannot love yourself. Now, I know that sounds harsh but, it is so true! YOU are the one person that is supposed to love yourself and if you can't love yourself then why would someone else? It makes sense and I know it is so hard but I am here to tell you that you are AMAZING girlfriend, so shine your light!
Write Down Daily Affirmations
In a world that focuses on the negatives, it is easy to recognize all the bad things in our lives. One thing that is good to practice is writing down daily affirmations. I don't do this as much as I should but it is definitely beneficial! Write down what you love about yourself whether it's your appearance or things that you can do. I know that I have been blessed with so many talents that I do not take for granted. They make me who I am and make me love who I am.
Date Someone Who Knows How Worthy You Are
This next one is for all my gals in a relationship or trying to find the right guy. Listen, I am no relationship expert but, what I do know is that if you date someone who loves you for you and lifts you up, you will learn your full potential. I have been with guys before who only broke me down more and made me feel like I wasn't worthy. If I have learned anything from dating Niccolas, it is that I am amazing just the way I am and I am thankful for him showing me that I am enough.
Loving yourself can be so hard sometimes but, I encourage you this next month to fall in love with yourself. Celebrate all the things that make you unique. I promise you, once you start to love yourself, it will change your life!
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