LOVE YOURSELF before you love somebody else!
Hello to everyone trying to get through life
I hope that each and every one of you reading this is taking care during these challenging times.
Just an observation but there are way more makeup tutorials and TV shows that are about makeovers than before. Its makes me wonder, are we not happy with ourselves? Why are we continually making a concerted effort to change the way we look, change, or enhance our physical appearance? Social media is the worst for our confidence, everyone on social media seems to be so flawless. It is incredible what phone filters can do for a person.
One of the aspects that I am enjoying most about this lockdown is the fact that I do not have to get “dressed up” every morning. It is interesting though every time I walk past the mirror, I avoid looking at it. If I do, I am so critical of what I see. “look at those dark circles around your eyes, you have another mark, your skin is so dull ” is what I say to myself.
Loving the exposed me
Understand me, I enjoy being stylish and dressed up. But I should equally love the exposed & natural me.
Stop with the self-criticism & judgement
Let us free ourselves from our own expectations of how much we should weigh, what clothes we should wear and how we should look! If you love gyming great, eat healthily and do your thing. If you love makeup, you do you and “rock that look”. If you crave for that slice of cake, eat it and enjoy doing so, don’t feel guilty. We need to stop being so harsh with ourselves.
Take a moment look yourself straight in the eye and admire your own beauty inside and out. You don’t need expensive clothing, you don’t need an ornate haircut, you don’t need to be perfect, that natural you, that body you have been blessed with is unique and is a magnum opus just as it is.
Look in the mirror and compliment the reflection you see looking at back at you and STOP WITH THE SELF CRITICISM & JUDGEMENT!
Love yourself, be yourself
Own who you are, be yourself, LOVE yourself! Instead of being critical when you look in the mirror, compliment yourself, smile back at that person you see, admire the flaws, look beyond, and you might just be pleasantly surprised. Let go of your fears of not fitting in.
RuPaul says’ ” If you can’t love yourself how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
S.C Lourie – Self Love
“Hug yourself like you would like your mother to hold you.
Listen to yourself like you would want your friend to hear you.
Encourage yourself with the words you would love to hear come from your father’s lips. Give yourself the attention you would want from your lover. Accept yourself like you long for the world to embrace you. Your healing begins with you first. That’s the beauty of it. As long as you have you, you can do anything. You can process and let go of anything. In loving yourself, everything becomes possible again. The sky becomes soft. The world is beautiful once more.” ~ S.C. Lourie