To love yourself fully means to not apologize. For your different, for your wild, for the way you were born; even for the things you despise in you. To not apologize for who you are, for what you do – for what you look like; none of it. Ever. To love yourself fully is to be a gatekeeper. To only allow people into your life that add value to it. Who add happiness, strength, wisdom, compassion. To everyone else you’ve got to say ”thank you but no. I’ve seen this before and it doesn’t serve me.” – to not feel obligated to keep toxic relationships that only harm you and make you feel small. To love yourself fully is to open up. To do things you love, without the need for acceptance from others. To dance, to sing, to dress, to express. To take up therapy, to lift yourself in front of everyone else in your life – to be your own first priority. To accept every part of you, not just the pretty parts. To know that even on your worst, you are lovable and capable. At the bottom of your bed, crying, swollen, acne on your face – to realize you still come first. And you still deserve all the same things as you do on the go, with a smile, makeup and clear skin. Loving yourself fully is a process. A project we all need to take up sooner than later. To love yourself truly is to appreciate yourself above everyone else. That means to live a life that is fully yours, making all decisions with your well-being in mind – and that is something to strive for.
A gentle reminder to anyone who feels unworthy today. We’re all deserving; of love, of acceptance, of support, of compassion, of forgiveness. Have a beautiful, compassionate night – I wish you all well.