This past year I have been focusing on the growth and expression of self love. It has been no where near an easy journey. I'm no where close to where I want to be but I am the closest to fulfilled that I've ever been. It has been a frustrating, confusing and a mentally draining path, but I have come out with some of the most rewarding & heart warming tips that I have wanted to share with you, my beautiful followers.
1. QUIT comparing yourself to others - Your heart and personality is not reflected in the way you look, the size you wear or the way you stand next to your friends. You are beautiful in your own ways, enjoy your differences and express them with pride. How boring would it be if we all looked the same?
2. YOU are the source of your own light - when it comes down to it, you can find sources in which sparks your interests. But trying to find others to bring light in your life is so important and exciting when it happens, but don't seek that to be your main energy source. The mutual energy shared should bring each other up. Be able to find light in yourself for the days you cannot be around others.
3. Your best friend & biggest love is YOURSELF - You are your own hype! You know how awesome it feels when someone says "Gosh, you look beautiful today! Your smile is radiant! I love your outfit!" You should give yourself those compliments everyday! I challenge you to stand in the mirror and find 5 things you love about yourself and watch your self confidence grow in front of your eyes.
4. Your significant other should ADD to your life not complete it- I keep hearing people say, "I am looking for my other half." or "He/She completes me!" I think its amazing if you feel that, however you are not half of a person. They add to your life and make it so much more enjoyable but never put yourself down. You bring so much into life and someone would be so lucky to have you bring that into theirs.
All of this being said, you are worthy of love & beautiful just the way you are. Keep enjoying your journey of self love, it can be difficult and frustrating but just remember that you are given the blessing of living with yourself 24/7. If you are able to be content within it can be one of the greatest blessings in life.