Feel Good Friday Blog – 1/22 Episode – The Importance of Self-Love

Self-love is a journey and most of us haven’t arrived to our destination. Where are you on your journey to self-love? It’s ok to be in the beginning stage. Self-love doesn’t come easy for most of us, it takes awareness to realize the importance of loving ourselves. It also takes hard work and practice. This was the basis of this past, “Feel Good Friday,” Instagram Live that I hosted, speaking on the topic, “The Importance of Self-Love.” The outline for the discussion is below:

 

  • Why is it so hard to love ourselves?
  • The importance of self-love
  • Self-love is the new #relationshipgoals
  • 13 Steps to achieving total self-love

 

Is it hard for you to love yourself? What do you love about yourself? In my opinion, oftentimes it’s easier to run off the reasons that we love our partner, children or even our favorite restaurant than it is to list the reasons we love ourselves. Personally, I didn’t realize my lack of self-love until I was on the brink of divorce. My marriage had come to a standstill and I was miserable! Attempting to help, my mother dragged me off to a weekend seminar in DC where the speaker preached, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear!” She also spoke heavy on self-esteem and self-love. It was there in the middle of that seminar that I realized my lack of self-love and self-esteem and it sat on my chest like a ton of bricks. It was a heavy load, a hard pill to swallow! It left me questioning all of the life decisions that I made up to that very point.

Who had taught me how to love myself and show up for myself? How would I learn to love me, for me, for all that I had become and for all that I had been through? I can say that it was not an easy process to start loving myself. It was almost like I was meeting myself for the first time. I had to introduce myself to myself, so to speak, and figure out how I got where I was and figure out where I wanted to go. Who was this woman I needed to love? I had to reimagine my love for myself through self-acceptance and accountability. I also had to do the work of changing what I didn’t like about myself. It was uncomfortable but so worth it!

I write this to encourage you to start the process of loving yourself. You, yes, you! Right now! Start where you are and do what you can to get back to you. In conclusion, everything that you want is on the other side of fear and self-love! Go love yourself, for all that you are and all that you’ll become! You have the power!

 Please see the links below to the information from Feel Good Friday:

 

  • Why Is It So Darn Hard to Love Ourselves?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/intimacy-path-toward-spirituality/201908/why-is-it-so-darn-hard-love-ourselves

 

  • The Importance of Self-Love

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understand-other-people/201901/the-importance-self-love

 

  • Self-Love Is the New #RelationshipGoals

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/couples-thrive/201906/self-love-is-the-new-relationshipgoals

 

  • 13 Steps to Achieving Total Self-Love

https://www.healthline.com/health/13-self-love-habits-every-woman-needs-to-have#3.-Allow-yourself-to-make-mistakes

 

Love & Light,

Jasmine Madison

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