Portrait of me by Tracey Leanne Photography.
Self- love <3
This is a term that gets thrown around often, and over the last couple of days it has really been on my mind. I have been stirred up and am really taking some time out for myself to refocus, set some new goals, and become a better version of myself. Is that self- love?
Self-love is taking bubbles baths and reading books, but what about all the other un-glamourous things that we must do as a part of truly loving ourselves?
For me it is not saying yes, when I mean no. An incredible mentor of mine was talking this week about our circle of influence, and it really woke me up. How much of my time and energy do I just give away without a thought?
Self-love for me means stopping the chase. I will know that I do not need to do all the work in relationships. The people who truly care about me will pick up the phone sometimes too, it's not all up to me.
Self-love means being authentic. I will share who I am and things that I am passionate about, and not worry about what other people think. Those people who want to drag others down will always be there, but I can't let that hold me back.
And self-love means that in order for me to help anyone else, I must fill myself up first. That means zumba, beach walks, drinking water, eating green things, and speaking to myself as though I am my own best friend.
"She remembered who she was, and the game changed." - Lalah Deliah