Love Yourself To Change Yourself
June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018
First you must love yourself, then you can change yourself.
Sounds a bit odd doesn’t it?
If you love yourself why would you want to change yourself?
Well when you love yourself, you want the best for yourself.
You want to fuel your body and make it as healthy as possible.
You want to strengthen and protect your mind.
You want to acknowledge and express your emotions in a healthy way.
There is a big difference between trying to change yourself out of hate compared to out of love.
Lets take exercise for example. When its coming from a place of hate, exercise is used as punishment. Its used as a way to feel less repulsed by what you see in the mirror.
It becomes punishment for anything “bad” you may have eaten. Its used in the hope that one day you might finally be happy with yourself.
Its an external tool for an internal issue.
This will never lead to happiness and you will always be on and off your plan wondering why you cant just make some progress.
When we take the same path but from a place of love and self care its a very different story.
You exercise out of want instead of need. You want to make your body as strong and and fit as possible. You eat to fuel for better health rather than to restrict and deprive yourself.
When you take this path there are so many positives to focus on and so many different ways you can see progress.
With self love comes better self thought and self language. Basically this means the more you practice this the more natural it becomes. You start to speak about yourself with better language, you start to think and feel better about yourself, and those negative thoughts become a thing of the past.
If you are someone who constantly belittles yourself, calls yourself bad names even in a joking way (you know its not a joke to you), and thinks you’re worthless, how can you ever expect to make true progress.
Why should your body and mind work for you when you are so hateful to it?
Think about that.
Improve your relationship with yourself and you will finally see improvements in all areas.
Are you someone who has been hateful to yourself?