My Most Valuable Self Love Lessons

My Most Valuable Self Love Lessons

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.  

If you’re anything like me, self love isn’t something that you have always practiced. For most of us, self love doesn’t come naturally. After all, we’re bombarded with messages in beauty campaigns on TV and online that we’re not good enough. We’re taught to focus on our flaws from a young age when we read the newspapers and magazines. It’s no wonder so many people have body image issues today!

However, along the way, I have managed to pick up a few valuable self love lessons. Read on and you might just find something helpful here that helps you to look at yourself in a new, positive light:

  1. Never Compare Yourself

It’s hard not to compare ourselves when we see so many gorgeous people on TV, in the magazines, on our smartphone screens, and in other places. We’re surrounded by them! However, it’s important to remember:

  • What you see on TV and online isn’t always true. A picture can make it seem like somebody is living the high life, when in fact, they are not.
  • Photoshop is still widely used, and people are getting better at it. Even celebrities use it.
  • Many celebrities and influencers were not born the way they are now. Many won’t admit it, some do. Many have work to fit in with today’s beauty standards.

Somebody else’s beauty or success, however real, does not take away from your own. It took a while for me to pick up on this, but we are all valuable in our own way. When I stopped comparing myself to others, I automatically became so much happier!

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  1. Be Mindful Of What You Consume

Consume as in, what you choose to watch on TV, what pages you browse on social media, and so on. You can’t always control what you have to look at, but you can definitely choose what to watch and what pages to follow. Every so often I like to have an unfollowing spree where I get rid of pages that make me feel bad about myself!

  1. Exercise And Eating Right Isn’t Punishment – It’s A Celebration Of What You Can Do

Many people look at eating right and exercise as punishment for the way they are – I used to, too. However, this is totally the wrong way to look at it, and why most people give up. We should all look at exercise and eating right as a celebration of what we can do. Many people don’t have legs that allow them to run, arms that allow them to lift, or even money to buy fresh food! Be grateful and enjoy what your body can do. Many people look into quick fixes (bad for you), or surgery such as gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, and while surgery is a good option for some, most people should start by simply changing their daily habits.

  1. There’s No Such Thing As Perfection

Perfection doesn’t exist. Nobody is perfect. When I start to feel low, I come off social media for a while, and focus on all of the great things I can do. I can walk. I have a home to sleep in. I have people who love me. We all have wobbles on our self love journeys, but consistency helps us to get back to where we should be.

If you can be consistent with your self love efforts, you will reap the benefits!

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  There are no affiliate links in this post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC. 

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