Live True, Be You – Love Yourself

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line.”
Lucille Ball

I love February. After all, this is the month of love! What’s not to love about hearts, pink and telling those closest to us how much they really mean to us? February is a wonderful time to reflect on love – and remember why we love the people that we do.

This month, while you think about love in all of its many forms, don’t forget about a very important love – self love. After all, it’s difficult to love others when you don’t love yourself.

What is self love? Loving yourself isn’t being arrogant or thinking you are better than others. Self love is a strong sense of respect and confidence in yourself. It’s about being aware of the shifts that naturally occur within ourselves – and being accepting of those shifts. Self love is happiness: being happy with who you are now, and not what you wish you could be.

As women, we sometimes forget to love ourselves. We get so busy and caught up in taking care of our families, raising children, having successful careers and being good friends that we often forget to take the time for ourselves.  But in order to truly love those around us – and help them to feel our love – we need to love and respect ourselves first.

Try this little exercise with me.

Stand in front of a mirror. Look deep into your eyes (as if you can see right through your “self.”) Then, notice how you feel in your body as you say, “I love you.” Don’t worry, you might feel a little silly doing this, but keep going.

What do you see in the mirror? How do you feel when you say, “I love you.”

I hope you see a strong, beautiful, self-assured woman. She’s within all of us; we just need to look for her.

I don’t care if you think the person staring back at you in the mirror is good looking or not. What I care about is this: If you met that person (you) on the street, would you like them?

Part of living true is loving yourself – even those things you wish were different. I want to suggest some steps that have helped me to love myself more. I hope they will help you too.

1)     Eliminate Self Criticism

2)     Positive Self Talk

3)     Take care of your body

4)     Do something for you, and don’t feel guilty about it

5)     Let go of the things you cannot change

6)     Love others – See light in everyone

7)     Have fun

I hope that we can all take steps to loving ourselves more abundantly. If we all did this, there would be so much love to go around! Can you image what we would look and feel like if this was the case?

I hope you all have a fantastic February and remember, Live True, Be YOU!

XOXO,

Amanda Behrbom

Owner/CEO modbod

Find fashionable clothing that will give you confidence at modbod.

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