Do you Love you?
"More than anything, whether it's my dad's fault or whatever, I wouldn't allow myself to be loved. I lived most of my life thinking that I was unlovable, that I was broken goods, or whatever." ~ Bart Mallard
As Christians, we are called to love each other as we love ourselves. But, if we don't love ourselves, are super critical of ourselves, or tell ourselves we are not lovable, how does that affect the way we show love to others? If we have a distrust because of past trauma sometimes that makes it hard to receive love from others too.
“Since we are humans, we ought to have a healthy love for ourselves; it is from this fount that love flows out to others.” ~ Mason Olds
There are many ways to tell ourselves that we love ourselves, or tell ourselves we don't love ourselves.
Are you running yourself ragged?
Are you over-extending yourself?
Are you setting aside time to recharge?
Are you distancing yourself from the chaos?
Are you finding a reason to smile?
Are you giving yourself grace?
Love starts inside, from within. You don’t always have to come last on your list of priorities.
Join me for a special 14-day Self-Love series and find new ways to say “I love me!”
Day 1- Recite Positive Affirmations
The mind is a powerful thing. We don’t always realize the impact our thoughts can have.
When you look in the mirror, what thoughts come to mind? Do you find the flaws and focus on them? I think if we were all honest for a minute, we’d admit that far too often we speak negatively towards ourselves. “I’m not strong enough. I can’t do this. No one would find this attractive. I’ll never be like her.”
STOP. Don’t sabotage yourself like that. Start telling yourself the story you want to be a part of. Use positive language; speak truth over yourself. Try these…
I attract positivity and happiness.
I think in abundance, not scarcity.
I am secure in who I am.
I am present, patient, and calm.
I am becoming a better me every day.
I am a child of God.
I am designed by God for a purpose.
Go one step further… write these down and post them on your wall. Recite them daily! Watch and see the magic happen!
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What other positive affirmations would you add to this list? Share in the comments.
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