I remember back in thehighschool days when the girls that were confident, pretty and strutted their stuff were labelled as being in love with themselves.
We used terms such as “up themselves” or “into themselves”. I’m certain any of these comments came from a place of jealousy or insecurity. It was unacceptable to love ourselves.
But nowadays, as adult women, we still can’t tell ourselves and accept that we love ourselves in the fear of being conceited. We don’t accept compliments because we feel like that would make us seem arrogant. We can’t even compliment our beautiful selves in the mirror. And where do you think that has come from?!
We have never been taught how or why to love ourselves or to accept that is necessary. So we have purely conceptualised what we believe to be self-love from our surrounding environment of influences such as media, magazines, family, and peers.
Self love is needed in every life. Yours! Mine! Theirs!
So why don’t we simply love ourselves?
Well you gorgeous Goddesses, I am here to tell you something. I love myself! Wholey and souly.
WHY? Because if I don’t, I won’t take care of myself. I lack my self love injection of finding the tools and habits to create love for myself and my body, mind and spirit every single day.
Being in love with yourself is not about strutting your thang down the main strip to let everyone know you are awesome.
Self Love is humble because it only matters to YOU!
Once you begin to love yourself and make the necessary changes to reflect that, that love then overflows to all around you. Literally EVERYTHING!
But how do you begin to love yourself without getting caught up in thinking you are being a conceited princess?
Loving yourself means you take care of YOU.
Think about someone you love right now. You take care of them. You make sure they know you love them. You show them everyday in one way or another that they matter to you.
Now you need to do that for YOU my Goddess.
There are 4 elements you need to inject into your life to love yourself wholey and souly without thinking you’re being conceited.
Mindfully implemeting these elements daily has created my self-love. Now I accept compliments with grace and compliment myself too. Because that is what your Inner Warrior Goddess wants. LOVE
Show yourself some SELF LOVE you gorgeous babe. It’s not conceited, it’s essential.
Love + Empowerment,
Originally published at medium.com