Becoming the best version of yourself takes a lot of honesty and looking in the mirror. It's not everyone's most favorite thing to do and it might not be fun or a walk in the park, but it often takes accepting parts of you that you don’t like. It takes challenging your beliefs. It takes unlearning habits and learning new ones. It takes courage to try new things outside of your comfort zone. It takes looking fear in the face. It takes patience when everything feels like it’s falling apart. It takes trust when things feel out of control. It takes a hell of a lot of acceptance and compassion. If you are stepping into the next version of yourself you have to love and accept who you are right now. However, loving yourself doesn’t mean doing things that caused you the pain in the first place because it’s familiar and comfortable. You have to love yourself so much so that you can spot your excuses from a mile away and call yourself out on it. Then make changes to become who you really want to be.
Self-love and self-care isn't just taking vacation days, going to Target, treating yourself with tacos and margaritas, massages, flowers or spa days. Sometimes it is; but most of the time it's more than that.
Real self-love is calling yourself out on your bullshit in order to grow. Knowing your worth and not settling for less than you deserve. Letting go of what isn't serving your highest good. Recognizing that only you can give yourself the love you are looking for. Have the courage to peel back the layers of you to get to the core of your being— the One that knows you are already whole and worthy of abundant love because you exist, and is ready to love you into remembering. 🌈