I have not been the kindest to myself lately; wait, scratch that- I have not been kind to myself for as long as I can remember. Most are for reasons that I am not able to share just yet. But I do know that I tend to criticize myself as a form of punishment. Why punishment? It goes with one of the reasons why I am afraid to reveal but I have this belief that I deserve it. Anyway, that does not matter anymore. It was only until recently- last Tuesday actually- when I was texting someone, and I am the type of person that brings positivity to others, so there was a discussion on being easy on myself. I am also the type of person that hides my problems because I do not want to burden the person I am already trying to help. Therefore, to reassure the person, I told them I will be kind to myself, and from there I discovered my three reasons as to why I will begin to accept myself. I hope you that when you read this, my message will reach your heart- our worn-out hearts I may add.
1. Things Will Be Easier
If we learn to love ourselves, things will become much easier. We essentially remove that toxicity that has been burdening our problems. What I mean is that when you stop fuelling the self-hate, you begin to feel the tank make room for positive energy. When you remove the trigger- yes, hating yourself is trigger- you can function normally and do things with a clearer mind. Thus, you will begin to navigate your problems in a better version of yourself.
2. You Are Helping The World
If we learn to love ourselves, those around us might start to better treat themselves too. We really do strive when we are surrounded by positive things, especially from people, because us humans need to stay together, especially if we want to make the inner peace go around the world, which will essentially make the world a better place.
3. Life Is Just Too Short
If we learn to love ourselves now, by the time our time here on Earth is… over… we would have lived knowing that we were here and left the world and resolved the biggest conflict we could have ever faced- inner peace.
Life is short. I am starting to get back up. Yes, I am human. A damsel. A damsel in distress- but I am my damsel in distress AND heroine.
So, I am going to start loving myself. I am going to try. And try. And try. And try. When my world comes falling down. And down. And down. And down, and I feel like giving up- I will simply remind myself the three reasons I simply made up for my principles for self-love. And I sure hope you can too.