“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.” ~ S. McNutt
Resolutions and the desire to do better are a constant in life and self love is one of the most life changing…
“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.“
The new year is a time of reflection of what has passed and the promises of a fresh start still unmarred by the so called mistakes, missteps, and regrets of what has already passed by. It’s a time to make promises to do and be better, to actually step-up and be the best you possible.
We make grand plans, set lofty goals, aim to get as close to our ideals as possible. We decided to get fit, read more, expand our social circles, get that promotion, figure out how to maximize ourselves and be the best we can be.
Really, it can be intimidating as hell.
What if, instead of making all of these epic declarations of betterment and improvement, we instead turned the focus softer and inward. Instead of setting goals that we can burn out on or “fail” at, what if we choose to embrace all that we have been and are with love, acceptance and tenderness?
If we resolve to fall in love with ourselves, we will begin to fall in love with taking care of ourselves. We will begin to forgive ourselves for thinking we are faulty for being human. We will begin to journey along a path of deep healing, of shedding labels and pieces that are no longer ours or maybe never actually were ours to begin with.
Maybe if our goals were to trade judgement with compassion, impatience with patience, and to treat ourselves and our journey’s with respect, we would gain more.
I have had many times in life where I was angry with myself, with my life, and usually that hate and anger was masking hurt and sadness. I would lash out and beat myself up for being so awful and it could be a vicious cycle. This past year has seen me sliding back this way. However, I am determined to break free and I know that the best way to do so is to soften toward myself. I am only human. I am fragile and I have made many, many mistakes, but it’s okay. The kinder and the more accepting I am of this, the easier it is to catch my breath and move forward. If I did everything “perfectly” what would be the point of life? I am here to learn and to grow and to discover my self and I can’t do that if everything is easy or perfect all the time.
I am learning to be accepting of my path, of it’s bumps and detours and complete wash-outs. I respect and love myself and I am ready and willing to pick myself up and keep going, softly, gently, lovingly.
Maybe this year you will do the same. You are worth it!
Namaste ~ Ella
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