Loving me, loving me. Loving you, loving you.
We all know what it feels like to have been treated like crap, to have been used and abused by work/school mates, friends and/or lovers. It sucks. Confidence and self-esteem are key qualities in both personal and professional development yet seem out of reach with society driving us to embrace unrealistic expectations and the lack of respect shown for one another. How we see ourselves is not only derived from our own beliefs but is also influenced by those around us. Self love is not something gained instantly, it is an ongoing lesson obtained with the right attitude and an open mind.
It is so important to surround yourself with good, positive people. Invest your time with people who are going to lift you higher while staying grounded. Invest your time with people who make you a better person but still accept and love you for who you are. Invest your time in people who support you no matter, the ones who are there for you at your best and at your worst. Invest your time wisely and with the best people because you only have one shot at each day. 🙂 Remember that not everyone is going to stick around forever but appreciate those who bring good energy and treat you like custom couture and not just off the generic sale rack. There will always be people trying to rain on your parade but don’t let them dull your sparkle.
Darling, love yourself. ❤ Much easier said than done but you’re the only one who can make that choice. Look in the mirror and say how dashing or sexy you look. Tell yourself that you love the way your eyes sparkle in the light or the cute way your nose wrinkles when you laugh. We have flaws and are the worst critics of ourselves, but embrace who you are and no one can use your flaws against you. #flawesome
Know that the number of likes, comments, friends or followers you have does not say anything about your character. We are priceless and should not fear abandonment by another. Don’t settle for less than the best. We should not be someone’s back up plan or second option. Know that you are precious and loved. Take the time to discover and treat yourself – binge watch Netflix, buy those new kicks or lay in bed for as long as you want, find something you love and do it as often as possible. Know your worth because what you allow is what will continue.
With love and light always, Monique x