How are you doing today? Picking up from my last post where I spoke about my love for Autumn and the changing seasons, I realized that not only are the seasons changing, I am also changing. I have found that trying to displease yourself in order to please someone else never works out and trying to change someone in order to accept or love them is a recipe for disaster.
I don’t know whether to call it sudden self-awareness, self-realization or self- appreciation but right now, I choose me. One of the greatest struggles today is loving, accepting and embracing ourselves – with all our imperfections. It’s easy to put on a facade when you’re in public but no one knows you like you know yourself. Do you love the person that emerges when you’re all alone and there’s no one to put up appearances for? Have you stopped discrediting yourself for everything you aren’t and everything you don’t have? (I feel like the leader of an AA class right now) but henceforth, I’m going to love myself, put myself first and give myself a pat on the shoulder for making a success out of adulting for (x) number of years. This is not to say that I don’t appreciate, consider or love others anymore but I just realized that I overlooked myself for too long and I almost forgot what it feels like to love me.
You may or may not resonate wit this post, but just in case you do, Happy Self Realization day. The beauty of this feeling is not self realization in itself, but breaking down the walls you unknowingly built against it. It’s time to tell yourself what you love about yourself. Literally, put your phone/laptop/device aside, get a journal and make a list of all the things you love about yourself. Focus less on winning the approval of others, distance yourself from people who bring you down and most importantly, forgive your past self.
Thanks for reading.