Day Sixteen Challenge – WHAT IS THE MOST LOVING THING YOU’VE EVER DONE FOR YOURSELF?
The most loving thing I’ve ever done for myself is recognizing that I have low self-esteem and have allowed behaviour in my life that is not respectful towards me. The recognition was the first step. I was even more loving towards myself when I decided to challenge that low self-esteem and make the changes necessary for self-care. It took a lot of courage for me to start this blog and the 31 day self love challenge. It was by no means an easy feat for me but in doing so I have encouraged more introspection and growth. Loving and accepting one’s self doesn’t happen overnight it’s a journey. I have made little changes like saying “no” to extra shifts when my family and I need me to be present at home or being honest with a friend about how she/he made me feel. A habit I am slowly breaking is my negativity toward my appearance. I am finally learning to cut myself a break…I have always placed an enormous amount of pressure on myself. I will have set backs in this journey but there will also be progress and growth. With being more loving towards myself I can be more loving towards others.
“self-love is a continuous manifestation of courage to keep on living as your most authentic self” – unknown
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller
“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength” – Corrie Ten Boom
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
artwork credits – “A winter’s walk” and “Seaside” by James Tissot