It’s been just over a year now since I decided to take self-love seriously in my life. I welcomed it with open arms and was thrilled to discover how much I wanted it. It was such a huge change and was extremely noticeable. I took it very seriously. I got dressed up a lot to make my inner and outer self feel good, I started enjoying what I saw in the mirror, I took time off my normal routine to go to a spa with my mum, to unwind. To have a few short days of pure contentment. I felt so good about myself. I was 100% focused on me and making myself the best possible version of myself.
It can be very easy to become distracted from yourself. Maybe it’s a boy, a new job or path. That’s happened to me recently. Things took my mind off THE most important person. Me. I was so focused on other people that I completely forgot about myself. It just proves that you should never let another person or event change you.
After some sad things that have recently occurred in my life, I’ve decided to get back on board the “self-love train”. It was 2 days ago that I made it official to spend this year on myself. If someone comes along, then great, but I’m not focusing on that. I have no interest unless their Shawn Mendes, to be honest (lol).
I can’t even begin to tell you how important it is to love and accept yourself. To be happy with what you’ve got. To be content with the person you are/ are becoming. Life just becomes so much better. And I talk about it a lot and people probably get fed up of hearing me blab about it, but it’s not recognized enough.
SO. This year, I will attempt to focus on these few things…
- Getting my career started
- At the very least, give driving a look into
- Gain more independence
- Feel less and less insecure as the year progresses
- Feel more and more confident in my outer appearance as the year progresses
- Completely not give a sh*t about what other people think of me
- Fully understand what I am worth
- No longer feel the need to compare myself with anybody else
- Stop letting anxiety take over
- Believe in myself (cringe)
There is nothing wrong with spending time on yourself. I believe it is totally necessary. This year, I promise to dedicate it to me. That sounds as if I’m selfish and don’t care about anyone else, which is completely untrue and not what self-love is about. I care ridiculous amounts about people I love, are friends with and even strangers. But, I can still take time out and focus on myself. And 2017 is the year for that.
YAASSS BITCH *flicks hair*