Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
-Lucille Ball (1911-1989)
I am currently reading a book about creating the relationship of your dreams. Why?.. Because of the author . . (The Laws of Love: Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams. Chris Prentiss) ...you can literally buy this book for 23 cents! I love Amazon.
But if this book really has advice on creating the relationship of your dreams, why not?!
And what I have discovered that I love most about this book isn't the relationship advice, but the emphasis on living in accord with the Universal Laws.
So the man who wrote this book asked his wife, who is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to share her thoughts on the key ingredients to a successful relationship..
This is what she said:
"Taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being is the same as taking care of your partner. It is the seed of the ability to share happiness. Working on yourself everyday to being out the best in yourself is the same as working on the partnership. It represents the building blocks of your partnership- your future."
I have found that loving myself has been key to making health conscious decisions. Self love has been the determining factor in having the discipline to be able to listen to my body. Just because my mouth wants to taste cheese, does not mean my body agrees with that.. Which is very unfortunate for me.
How I can feel my best, look my best, carry myself the best, make intense eye contact, smile constantly, rub my positive energy off on complete strangers, take on challenges that are difficult. These are all related to having enough love in your heart for yourself.
If you do not love yourself, you will not have adequate desire to make good decisions.
You will doubt yourself.
You will be hard on yourself when you screw up.
!!!!! Shift your perspective. !!!!!
You are human and are going to screw things up..
..& we've all been taught to learn from our mistakes.
But you can't fully learn when you're busy internally being angry at yourself for screwing up.
Bad things are going to happen, but the bad things that happen to us are prime occasions for growth and learning!!
..if you don't treat these shit times as such, you are going to make things harder on yourself than they have to be.
So, do you love yourself?
I hope you do! But if you have a difficult time doing so, there is so much you can learn to have the most amazing relationship! The most beautiful relationship! The most perfectly, amazing, beautiful relationship!
It can start right here, right now.
Here is your assignment!
Even if you are already in love with yourself, which I hope you are!
There is always room for improvement!
- What is one change you can make this week to nurture your body?
- Mindful eating?
- Choosing foods that energize rather than weigh you down?
- Getting 8 hours of sleep?
- Eliminating a certain food from your diet that you know is not good?
- Go get a massage?
- Stare at yourself in the mirror and find the things you DO like. maybe you don't like your hair, but you love your skin.. compliment yourself. seriously. I am not joking. I do this ALL the time! You need to hear that you are lovely!
I know I refer you guys a lot to Mind Body Green.. But I absolutely love their articles!
& I found this one on What Self-Loving People Do Differently, and if you have the time, it is definitely worth a read. <3
Have the most beautifully, amazing day!!
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I am going to be happy in it."