While I was casually reflecting upon the last decade, I pondered about so many things that occurred, so many changes that were made part of life, so many pleasant surprises, so many disappointments, so many accomplishments and so much of love that I received. A component called Self Love in my life is one thing that surprised me in particular.
I wonder, how I never paid much attention to Self Love or even made an attempt ever. So I thought I should reflect on this aspect of my life, before it is too late.
Happy New Beginning Readers!
Let’s start this year with some positivity. Let’s help ourselves to be lesser discontent. Here is something for self love and self-discovery. Of all the things in this world, self love is the most important form. Give what you have – Love! Please make some room for the love you need, the love you owe and love which is yours.
As this year springs brace yourselves for another ride around the Sun, which will nothing be short of a roller-coaster, in my opinion. Why not it be? In other words, Life never assures a smooth and dull journey it has its way of trading with each one of us.
Mark Twain once quoted, “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
Do you perceive how tiny you are in this cosmos? Try stargazing, I repeat. I have done it, and I have changed my way of looking at everything around me. I have worked on this part of my consciousness to understand how less miserable one can be to thyself. Gratefulness has helped me rewire my subconscious mind.
I vaguely remember reading somewhere, “People may say and do many things, they will do what they know best, but will I allow myself to be tangled up in that, or will I go where I want to go?” I was never able to perceive this version of me earlier, but then here I am. Similarly, If you could also perceive this, it will be an amazing transition that you make of your life.
Be Nice and Be Respectful
The most significant aspect of life is to be kind and others will automatically get those positive vibes from you. Everyone deserves respect from a naughty 4-year-old to an angry teenager to a middle-aged person to an old sober/grumpy person. Don’t be a bad-spirited person. How hard is it to be a little gentle in this world? Try and you won’t regret it.
The simplest life hack for me and anyone is not to be perfect all the while. And, we live only in the moment called “Now” everything else is either imaginary or bygone.
My aunt once asked me, what is the lesson learned the hardest way?. Memories of that conversation are still vivid. I am going to bestow that golden piece here:
Learn to draw boundaries. At some point, you need to draw a line saying who is inside and who is not. You can’t keep everyone happy and it is not your job to keep everyone happy. However, you can always be nicer to people. Your job is to keep yourself happy first, learn to love yourself first before you love someone.
Learn to give the best to yourself before you try to give the best to someone.
Be Kind To Yourself
The above paragraph may conflict with the idea of being nice/kind to everyone but primarily be nice to yourself first. There is a proverb that goes something like this – You can’t give what you don’t have. So if you can’t love yourself, you can’t love others. Start your day with some self love, appreciation and fresh spirits. Let the universe take charge of everything else.
You don’t always need to be perfect to be good, remember that. The only reassurance you need is of your own. Last but not least – “It’s fine, it is going to be alright”, and is the most persisting illusion called reality. Spoil yourself with some self love today 🙂
In a nutshell, folks, self love is like that warm, fuzzy blanket you can never get enough of! It’s like having a personal cheerleader constantly reminding you of your awesomeness. So, buckle up and get ready for a self-love adventure that’ll make your heart do the happy dance!
Picture this: You, embracing self love like a pro, strutting through life with a swagger only Beyoncé could rival. You’re the captain of your own selfcare ship, sailing through rough waters armed with compassion and a killer sense of humor.
Remember, folks, self love isn’t just about spa days and indulging in chocolate (although those are pretty awesome too). It’s about giving yourself permission to be unapologetically you, flaws and all. Embrace those quirks and imperfections like they’re your personal superpowers.
So, my friends, let’s raise a toast to self love! May it be your trusty sidekick, your secret weapon, and your daily dose of laughter. Let’s embark on this hilarious and heartwarming journey together, because life’s too short not to love the heck out of yourself. Cheers to self love and all the amazing adventures it’ll bring!