It has only been a few days since February finally started and yet we feel like this month is whizzing past. We've been pondering on the concept of self-love since the start of this month. It’s February and we’re gonna talk about romance and love. WOW, what a concept, we know. But to be quite honest this month's theme could not come at a more appropriate time.
The idea of someone wanting to romance us on a specific date puzzles us. We should practice loving ourselves at all times!
Self-Care has been the topic of much conversation as of late and when you think about it, self- care snowballs into self- love. They kind of cohabit together. One needs the other. So we're pampering ourselves. Investing time in building our hobbies, investing in our mental health, etc. Taking care of ourselves in order to excel in life and make it through all the challenging bullshit that comes our way. So great, we survived another day. We made ticked off all the boxes on our to-do list but did you really check in with yourself throughout all of it?
We spend a lot of time concerned with how others perceive ourselves that we forget what to even think about ourselves! We've become so concerned with the noise of the world that we forget to like ourselves. Do you like the person you are at work? Do you like the person you've become after a year of struggle? Do you like the version of yourself you show others when you're networking?
Now, we're not saying that we all have become narcissists, but we do have to learn to love the body, mind, and soul we were given. After all, we’re kinda stuck with all of this. So, here's the real question: what does Self-love mean to us? What does it look like to you? We asked you guys how YOU showed love to YOUR loved ones (thank you, btw) and this is what you so kindly shared with us:
💞 @loveieke18: "I love doing corny, cute, and totally dorky things he doesn't expect."
💞 @Julissa41903: "Remembering dates!"
💞 @MrsCristyMaz: "Sharing Responsibility!"
💞 @Super.Nova.Dani: "Texting, Calling, showing my support!"
So if we can do all of this for the people in our lives that mean THE MOST to us, why can’t we do the same for OURSELVES. We’ve heard over and over again that if you don’t love yourself, how can someone love you in return. It's this same question that has conditioned our lives personally.
If you don't want to listen to me, listen to Ru!
- So practice little by little. Make a list of the things you like about yourself. (One of our faves from the comment section here is the proud declaration of independence and loyalty. It's beautiful)
- “People with self-respect have the courage of their mistakes. They know the price of things…we eventually lie down alone in that notoriously uncomfortable bed, the one we make ourselves. Whether or not we sleep in it depends, of course, on whether or not we respect ourselves.”-Joan Didion
So go on! Schedule yourself a much-needed spa day, sleep in, spend time with your girlfriends that have been blowing up your inbox to see you. Surround yourself with love. We'll be doing just that these coming weeks. This month we're gonna hold ourselves accountable, we're going to be the cheerleader that we need in our lives, we're going to do the MOST for ourselves. Afterall who deserves it most? Remember, that being worthy any type of love first begins with you.
Join us as we explore what self-love means to us. Comment below what your definition of self-love is and how your practice it!
❤️We love you ❤️ See you next week for more self-love ❤️