You are Yourself

Woman Hugging Box of Chocolates

Image via Susan Liddy.

You don’t need anyone but yourself. In fact, you are the strongest part of yourself. The “youness” of you is just… mind-blowing.

Seriously, stop what you’re doing. Close your eyes, and when you do, think about what you love about yourself. Make a list, in no particular order.

Done? Okay. I don’t have to tell you to open your eyes, because you’re reading this already. Now, I’m going to bet that that was really hard for you. But I’m also going to bet that you now feel relieved, your chest a little lighter, your smile a little wider.

That’s because we all need a little self-love every so often. It’s therapeutic. In fact, it’s the best thing we can do for ourselves. Advancing careers, counting coins, even doing what we love – none of it matters if we don’t love ourselves first.

Take heed. Every day, promise to love yourself more. Expand to that list in your head. Write it down, where you can see it, and look at it as often as you can.

You will thank you, some day.

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