A friend of mine recently said to me we should "Love ourselves into Transforming instead of beating ourselves into changing". Every year people feel that the New Year is a time to reflect on changes we want or need to make. We should instead...imagine creating a shift of transformation through self-love. Taking that first step of loving yourself begins with a conscious decision to choose yourself as a priority in “Your Life”.
Self-awareness is the first step in learning Self-Love. Our past experiences have shaped us into who we are today. Many of us do not take the time to reflect on who we are and why we make the choices, we make. Take some time today to Journal and write as many things describing yourself within 2 minutes. This is a great tool for assessing self-awareness.
When completing this exercise…did you describe your Roles in Life? Did you write you were a mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, etc.? Did you write what you do for a living, your career? Was the way you described yourself positive or negative? Looking clearly in the mirror and seeing all of the good within you, accepting the fact that you are Perfect just the way you are with all of your imperfections is the first step for learning to Fall in Love with Yourself. Take a moment today and answer the question “Who Am I”. Begin to choose the greatest version of who you want choose to be at every moment.