The One Thing It Took Me Too Long To Find Out
I went through nearly all my life struggling.
Not getting what I want.
Being unhappy, being fat, being broke.
I couldn’t work out what was wrong, why I kept going around in circles.
The truth is…
Life was trying to teach me something.
The something that is the most important lesson in life.
You gotta love yourself.
Earth shattering concept, right?
I knew it intellectually. But I didn’t know know it.
I could preach it to others, but I didn’t embody my message.
What Does Loving Yourself Really Mean?
Getting away from a fluffy personal development concept, what does it mean in real life? What does it look like?
Think about when you love someone…
You like being around them right?
You enjoy their company.
You think they’re pretty awesome.
You’ll do anything for them.
What does it look like:
- Forgiving yourself when you screw up
- Valuing yourself and your gifts
- Taking care of your physical, mental and emotional health
- Taking a personal day
- Doing your best
- Letting shitty people go
How To Start?
The starting point I want to give you is to accept who you are.
Your weaknesses, your failings, your past.
Accept it all.
Stop struggling with it all.
I remember a few years ago, I did this exercise where I looked into a mirror, I looked myself dead in the eye and told myself, I loved me.
It was an emotional moment. I cried. I feel like it was the beginning of a shifting.
Over the last few years I’ve been on a journey of self love.
There are times I felt love for myself and times where I haven’t. But over time my love for myself has grown.
You might be thinking, “But Keith, you don’t know what I’ve done.”
It doesn’t matter. Love ain’t conditional, it just is.
You might be thinking, “What is there to love?”
You are an original. Never to be duplicated. With gifts, strengths and potential nobody else has.
How Does Love Myself Actually Look Like?
It’s kinda individual for everyone. It depends how you’ve not been loving yourself.
For some folk it might mean exercising more, for others it might mean exercising less.
For some it could be eating healthier, for others eating a chocolate barm
You may be someone who doesn’t take pride in your appearance so you might go and buy yourself some new clothes.
Maybe you you always put everyone else first before your own needs. Time to say no and put yourself first.
Loving yourself can unlock the door that is holding you back and keeping you stuck.
Start your journey.