If you can truly love and accept who you are you are free. You are free to love, play, laugh and experience what is in front of you, instead of worrying about what is going on inside of you. I lived for so many years in my head. I would compare myself to other people constantly. I would worry about how I looked especially if I hadn’t been working out everyday and eating properly. I would get jealous of people who laughed more than me or looked like they were having more fun. I wasn’t at peace with who I was inside so I would avoid the discomfort of looking at inward. If this is familiar try the tips below and start on your path to freedom and self love.
1. Get a coach!
A huge turning point for me was when I was recommended to a life coach. A coach is different than a therapist, they are a mentor, they are a guide to alignment in whatever area you are out of whack.
2. Take time for you!
With a full time career, being a mother and a wife, time for me was almost non-existent. I thought being selfless was part of the deal and was noble but all it lead me to was burnout. You have to be abundant within yourself in order to give to others.
3. Forgive yourself and others
I went through a program, lead by my coach, that allowed me a weekend of self reflection. One of the most pivotal points for me that weekend was a guided meditation that allowed me to go back in my mind to a point in my childhood where I had been bullied and forgive.
4. Accept your imperfections
When you are willing to let go of the myth of perfection and the way things should be a huge burden will be lifted from your shoulders. It takes so much energy to beat yourself up use your precious energy for something beautiful.
Love yourself today!