A few days ago was Valentine’s Day 2020… Did you receive flowers? Chocolate? If yes, who gave them to you? Your boyfriend/girlfriend? Your spouse?
What if you gave them to yourself?
-Whaat????? Don’t be
ridiculous…..!!!! Why should I be spending money on myself???-
Because you are the most important
person in the World!!!
Loving yourself is really important and
it’s the base of a happy life, healthy relationships, success in your
work field…and yet…so many people think it’s a lot of rubbish…
What is self-love?
Self-love is loving the self, putting
yourself before other people.
I know it sounds pretentious and
selfish, but as they say: “You can’t pour from an empty glass…!”
Putting yourself in front of others
does not mean being horrible to other people, or ignoring them… it
means not being horrible to yourself and not ignoring your needs!
Self-love means taking care of
yourself, make sure you are happy, relaxed, rested… I know… as a
mum this is all that we are NOT, but practicing self-love means make
sure you include these things in your day… and… most important…
you don’t feel guilty for it…!
Practicing self-love means allowing
yourself to calm your mind, do some meditation, have a relaxing soak,
go for a walk… do something just for yourself! Without the kids,
the dog, the cat, the goldfish or anybody else….!
Self-love means loving yourself the
same way you love your children and attend to your needs the same way
you would do with theirs… Mama, you are sooooo important!!!! Your
family depends on you, that is why you have to make sure you are
100%! For them and more importantly… for YOU!
Why do people think that they should
not practice self-love?
I don’t know…! It’s beyond me…!!!
I believe that society makes us always
look at other people, for good behaviours, and for bad ones… In the
news, there is always someone worse off than you and in the magazine,
there is always someone better off than you…
Everything is always out there… we
are pushed to look and pay attention to the others, so much so that
we grow up completely ignoring ourselves…
We don’t think we are important… as
teenagers, we think our friends are more important than us, as grown
up we think our children or our spouse are more important than us,
even our pets are more important than us…!
We should go back to our baby years…
babies have it all figured out…! As babies, if you take my toy,
I’ll take it back because it was mine! My needs are as important as
yours (I want to play with that toy) but then it seems that growing
up we forget that…
Why should we practice self-love?
Self-love is the base of true
happiness… without self-love your happiness will always
depend on “something else”.
Society tells us that happiness is to
be found in things, places, other people…“That next job will
make me happy… that new relationship will be exactly what I need to
feel loved… I can’t wait for that holiday to be happy…”
This is where we go wrong… whilst we
keep on searching for our happiness “Out there” we will
never find it… Happiness is not in things or people… they come
and go… happiness is within ourselves and practicing
self-love is exactly what we need to start realising it!
I started practicing self-love around
20 years ago after something traumatic happened to my life… at this
point I realised that I could either live my life the way I wanted or
I could live it the way other people expected me to live it… Guess
what I chose…?
Yes, I decided to live my dream and
move to a different country, I had my whole family against me (I
believe they were worried more than anything else) but I still did
what I wanted to do. My decision did not hurt them, I made sure it
wouldn’t, then I just went for it!
I put my needs first, I practiced
self-love and I am so happy I did it!
The more you take care of yourself, the
more you nurture your inner-self and realise you are soooo important!
You are the most important person in the world!!!
Keep on growing
Practicing self-love also means
allowing yourself to follow your passions and allowing yourself to
become the person you were born to be! I realised that I have still
so much more to give and so much more to achieve, that is why I have
started self-educating online and creating my own online business
through the SFM community.
If you are ready to start practicing a bit of self-love and re-discover your dreams and your true potential, click the “Start Here!” button here below to start your new adventure. You are soooo worth it!!!
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