How to Love Yourself!
Be grateful for being able to stand in front of that mirror. Quit looking at yourself and saying “I’m so fat” or “I’m so thin” or “My hair is a mess” or “I’m just a mess” or one thousand other things you could say to yourself. Wow, how hard is this. It’s hard. It’s harder than most people think. Can you honestly look in the mirror and say “I love you” and really mean it? Men and women deal with this. Not just women. I know I have issues with this. Not every day, but most days it seems like I do. It also depends on where my head is. Did I have a good night’s sleep, am I stressed out, or has my anxiety hit its all-time high today. It seems like it’s always something that holds us back from saying that. So lets work on some solutions to get our love back for ourselves.
No. 1 Quit judging your body and your face.
No. 2 Forgive yourself. Yes, forgive yourself for whatever you don’t like about yourself. Try this “I forgive myself today because I’m feeling unhappy. And then say “I still love you. No matter what.”
No. 3 Be thankful. Be thankful that you are standing their looking in the mirror. Be grateful. Instead of making a face and walking away from the mirror, look at yourself, head on, and say “I am grateful that I am alive. I love you.”
No. 4 Learn how to be an “I am” person. What do I mean by that? Well, go on out to the internet and you can find 101 ways to be an “I am” person. What it basically means is that you stand in front of a mirror and say to the mirror while you’re looking at yourself, no you cannot turn around and have your back to the mirror, it doesn’t work that way, and say “I am beautiful” or “I am grateful” or “I am abundant” or “I am amazing.” The list goes on and on. The internet helps with this.
So, what does this have to do about the “I love you” thing in the mirror? Well, lets start at the top. Judging yourself, even on a good hair day, is tricky and your not being very good to yourself or showing gratitude to your body if you don’t appreciate it. So appreciate it. Say “I love you” to your reflection in the mirror.
Forgiving yourself is next and this one is tough too. Forgiving yourself for being so mean to yourself (it’s the judgment thing that I think is mean). You’re a beautiful human being no matter what shape your in. So, forgive yourself for your body not being perfect all the time. Well, it really is, your body that is. It’s perfect for you, just how it is. Now all you to have to do is accept it and say “I love you” to the person in the mirror. BTW the person in the mirror, must be you. But you knew that, right?
So that leads us into being thankful and/or grateful that we are even standing in front of a mirror, in a house that has electricity and windows and a door. Or maybe you only have a door. It doesn’t matter, be grateful for it. Also be grateful of the person you are that is looking in the mirror. How’s life? Ok? Good. Even if its not ok, be grateful, look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I love you.”
Last but not the bit least is to be an “I am” person. This ”I am person” has a sheet of “I am’s” to say every day. So, what is a list of “I am’s”? It’s a list of I’am’s that you’ve made to remind yourself that your awesome and deserve to say “I love you” in the mirror. Do you have to repeat all of them in front of a mirror? No, not all of them. Maybe one or two. The rest you can just say them to the universe if you like. The universe is a great listener and will even help you be what those “I am’s” are.
So, love yourself. Everyday!
So that’s it. Remember to love yourself, be grateful, be forgiving, be an “I am” person and most of all, look in the mirror and say, “I LOVE YOU!”
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Thanks! I love you! Now go say it in the mirror!!
Karen Wellness Consultant, Master Healer, Author.