Self Love is very popular nowadays, and it’s easy to see why; it is so important! However, the process and journey you undertake to achieve this can be a rollercoaster.
To those who are looking to work more Self Love and Care into their routines and undertake this journey, there is one thing you must remember:
Put. Yourself. First.
I mean this in any and all cases. Putting yourself first is really the whole point of this, but it is also a step that can be forgotten and given up on easily.
It’s not always easy when other people or circumstances are involved, however this is a choice that is incredibly important.
Choose to love yourself and prioritize yourself, no matter what. It sounds tough, and yes it can be at times; other people have their own needs and opinions, but at the end of the day there is only one person’s needs and opinions who take priority. Yours.
This is your life, and your life only.
Unfortunately, you may encounter people who do not agree with, like or want you to move through this process of prioritizing and loving yourself. There may even be people who are already in your life and you have known for a long time that express this…
It’s harsh. It’s not fun learning that those around you do not understand, or shall we say, do not want to understand the reasons that you are choosing to do what is best for you. It sucks, let’s be honest!
The one thing I want you to remember during those moments… if someone cannot understand why your happiness and wellbeing should be a priority, they clearly do not view you with enough worth or value. They do not see your true worth.
Like I said, it sucks. However, this can be a blessing in disguise. If someone does not see your incredible worth, that’s their problem!
Do not compromise yourself for others’ opinions.
This may mean that people fall out of your life. I’m not going to lie and say that it’s an easy process to go through, because it’s not always. But you have to remember your why.
Why are you choosing to put yourself first? Why are you focusing on the things that matter in your life? These ‘why’s’ allow you to refocus on you. Those who do drop out… well they clearly were unwilling to support you and see just how amazing you can truly be!
Another thing to remember if this occurs: You did not lose these people. You did not lose anyone. They were simply unwilling to accept and love you for who you are and what you are capable of. They were not ready to be around someone who loves and prioritizes themselves unconditionally.
You did not lose them, they lost you.
This is your life, make yourself your priority and continue to love and support yourself to the fullest!
You’re worth it.