You can call it a lot of things- self love, self esteem, confidence- but whatever you call it, it’s how we really feel about ourselves deep down. Do you LOVE yourself- imperfections and all? Or do you feel like you won’t be happy (with yourself or your life) until you’re ___ (fill in the blank: thinner, prettier, fitter, wealthier, partnered…etc etc!)?
Think about how you talk to your best friend. You might say things like:
- You’ve got this!
- You’re beautiful!
- YOU LOOK AMAZING!
- You can do anything- you are SO STRONG
- You will figure this out
- I am here for you
- I love you
Now think about some of the things we say to ourselves:
- Am I good enough?
- I don’t have what it takes
- I feel like an imposter
- I’ll never be _____ (fit, healthy, happy)
- I can’t believe I did ____
- I hate the way my ____ looks
Can you imagine saying those things to your best friend?
It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Because those things aren’t loving. They aren’t supportive. They aren’t helpful. They won’t get someone through the storms of life, and they won’t make someone shine. We want to support and encourage the people we love, rather than beating them down.
So this February, try treating yourself like you would your best friend. Especially in your thoughts and words, but also in your actions. Make yourself a priority, the way you make a date with your best friend a priority. Nurture yourself with wholesome food that supports your goals. Move your body- with or without friends! Let this month be about the love you have for YOU.
Join us on Saturday, Feb 11th for a Galentine's Mat Class and some bubbly after. Sign up through our website or the Mindbody app.