This weekend I went to the beach and came across the picture below in a cute little shop and I had to take a picture to share it with you.
It put a big smile on my face when I saw it, because it can be sooo easy to neglect to love yourself… especially as entrepreneurs.
We come up with ideas to make brilliant things happen and then can end up battling with that voice inside of our head that tells us we’re crazy and that we’ll never make it happen – doubting ourselves so much and thinking that we’re not good enough. I don’t know about you, but at times I can be down right nasty to myself!
Sometimes I say things to myself that I would never, ever dream of saying to someone else!! Have you ever done that before?
The problem is this “hate talk” makes us feel bad about ourselves and holds us back from our dreams.
So instead of hating on ourselves, we need to make the decision to feel the love instead <3
What we really need to so is show ourselves the same love and care we give to others – that will help us to flourish.
So after seeing the quote above it made me think of things I can do to help me remember to love myself more. Not in a weird, egotistical way, but in a way that makes me feel like I have my own back, in a way that makes me go easier on myself (so that I treat myself the way I would treat the people I love).
Here’s what I came up with…
FEEL THE LOVE
Take a moment to feel the love for yourself. Actually say “I love you” out loud or in your head and feel it when you say it.
WRITE IT DOWN
Stick a post-it note to your mirror or computer that says “I love you :)” I figured by the end of the week I might have forgotten all about this post, so I little daily reminder will help!
APPRECIATE YOUR LIFE
Think about everything you have to be grateful for – from the tiny things we forget to think about on a daily basis, to the bigger things that have happened in your life.
For me, doing this made me feel really connected to myself, grateful for everything I have and happy to be here. It made me realise how much I love and appreciate my life.
These were just 3 things that I came up with, I would love to hear any tips you have for loving yourself more.
I think it’s such an important thing to do, because sometimes we can be so horrible to ourselves!
So let’s all decide to love ourselves more than we ever thought possible instead.
Lots of LOVE,