Although the official day for love has passed, it’s never too late for love; especially for loving yourself.
Is it easy? No.
Is it possible? Always.
In my class readings, we’ve been going over wellness. In general, it’s about making sure a person is at their optimal health; physically, psychologically and spiritually too. I appreciated that the professors set up these particular readings for this week, reading about self-love on the week of Valentine’s Day here in the U.S.
Personally, it’s hard to love myself everyday. The way I look could be different, the way I eat, the way I live, dress, talk..it all could be different. But if it was different, none of those things would be me. But changing things I’m not happy with, like the way I eat for example, and focusing on optimizing it for my own wellness is part of my self-love.
Maybe even when reading this, you’ve made a list of things you don’t like about yourself. No matter how serious those things are, they are what make up you. I’ve learned that self-love is achieved by accepting who you are and being aware of what you may want to optimize in order to better your wellness.
It’s easy to just go through the motions of not loving yourself the way you should; it means it’s less risky for change. It’s known, it’s comfortable to just not love yourself as much as you should. However, it’s not something you deserve. You deserve to be loved. I deserve it. We all do.
As long as you love yourself, then you’ll always be loved.
I love you. Now, you love you.
Something else I’ve learned this week..I’m bad at keeping promises. The first week I try to write twice a week and it goes south..ah well, maybe I’ll keep it up this new week. I’ve started with this post, right?
My workload has been piling up, now I have papers to write! Yay, grad papers! I feel like my enthusiasm will fade by next term. But…we’ll see. I haven’t lost interest yet and that matters for something.
Anyway, I hope all of you enjoyed your Valentine’s week. Mine was enjoyed with family as well as some homemade chocolate covered strawberries, frozen key-lime pie and lavender roses.
I would have included pictures of the pie and strawberries but they’re long gone in our bellies.
That’s all for now! ❤