I believe in the power of self-love.
Because EVERYTHING begins with the relationship we have with ourselves. And when that relationship is rooted in uncompromising love, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.
Self-Love is the ability to see your own value as a human being.
Self-Love encourages you to set healthy relationship boundaries that prevent other people from treating you badly. And it’s through self-love that we can stop sabotaging ourselves. Self-love is believing in your own worthiness enough to say what you need and go after what you really want.
But most of all, self-love is believing in your yourself enough to get up and keep living after each fall. After each disappointment.
And I know all about falling. Believe me.
My mission is to teach as many women as I can how to love themselves no matter how many times they have fallen. I want more women to understand that they are valuable and worthy just as they are right now and that they do not need any source of validation in order to “achieve” worthiness.
Below is my self-love manifesto. Please download it and share it with whomever you like. These 10 statements are the basis of my self-love practice. I try to practice each of these statements everyday in real time. And as all things, it’s a practice. Some days are easier than others. But this is my foundation.
The Abundant Life Practice Self-Love Manifesto:
I am enough just as I am. I don’t have to do anything to make myself “worthy.” I am my own source of validation.
I have many things to be thankful for. So I begin each day with a grateful heart.
I make mistakes often. This is how I know I am alive and willing to try new things. There is no other way to grow. Life is all about growth.
I have wonderful gifts to share with others.
I give myself permission to let go of everything that gets in the way of loving myself.
I must always put myself first. I understand that I cannot give anything to anybody if I don’t first give to myself.
I don’t take the actions, words or beliefs of others personally. Because what other people think, do and say is always about them, not me.
I forgive myself and others easily. This is how I let go of the past.
I stay away from people with bad intentions. This is how I protect my precious time, energy, and spirit from being wasted and devalued.
I practice a habit of self-care that honors all the parts of me—physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.
If self-love is difficult for you, I encourage you to adopt the Self-Love Manifesto and practice it until self-love becomes easier. You can also sign up to take the 7-Day Self-Love Challenge.