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Abuse and Self Care, Encouragement

Love Yourself Enough

Loving yourself is probably one of the things furthest from your mind.

It feels selfish to even ponder the notion, doesn’t it?

We think of loving our children, our spouses, our parents, friends, but ourselves?

I mean, we shop for birthday and Christmas presents for everyone but ourselves.

If you need shoes and the kids need shoes, and there’s not enough in the budget for all those shoes, we both know the kids are getting the shoes, right?

Most of us put everyone else first and ourselves last. And a lot of the time that’s okay, if you ask me.

I’m happy to go to a different restaurant that’s maybe not my favorite because it’s my child’s favorite and it matters more to them and it’ll make them happy. That’s barely a sacrifice. I don’t consider it giving in. I consider it no big deal.

If my child needs shoes and I need shoes, my kid should get the shoes first. That’s how I operate.

Here’s what you need to know today:

Love yourself enough to put yourself first every now and then by grabbing a treat, taking a nap, making sure you’re cared for.

Love yourself enough to pursue your dreams. There’s no time like the present to do at least one thing (no matter small) each day to bring that dream closer to reality.

Love yourself enough to make time for exercise and hobbies you love.

Love yourself enough to go to the doctor when you need to, not to skip those appointments because you get busy. You know your body better than anyone so don’t ignore things that could be important.

Love yourself enough to have good friends you can call, text, and go out with every now and then, and share great laughs.

Love yourself enough to wait for a beautiful, selfless love.

Love yourself enough to make sure you’re respected in all your relationships, and that you and everyone else use appropriate boundaries.

Love yourself enough to love yourself the way you are and know that you’re worthy of incredible love.

 

You are beautiful,

signature Melanie in aqua color


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8 Comments

  • Reply Chioma August 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    This is such an encouraging post. I used to be so guilty of this, thinking about everyone’s needs but mine. Now trying to find some balance. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Natalie August 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree. If we moms don’t love ourselves enough to do these things, how can we take care of our families? Thank you for this post 🙂
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  • Reply Barbie August 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Not something I’m very good at. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply TosinMoji August 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Love yourself and you can fully love others. Sometimes we forget to love ourselves so thank you for this reminder.

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