Have you ever noticed that there are aspects of ourselves we love and are proud of and then there are parts of ourselves that we don’t love. Sometimes people might ignore those aspects of themselves they don’t love, where as others might focus solely on those aspects they don’t love. Neither of those behaviours are useful.
It is easier said than done. When we don’t love the whole of ourselves we are limit our lives. We put self imposed rules on ourselves that we should live by and we limit our true potential.
Why not try this. Write a list of all the aspects of yourself that you love and then write a list of all the aspects of yourself you don’t love. Did you know that all those aspects of yourself you don’t love, serve a purpose in your life, or are a result of things you do love. For example as you get older your body changes, it isn’t like it used to be. Recognise that your body changing is a result of you stepping into the wisdom phase of your life, free of other responsibilities that occur at a younger age. There is a self love component to every aspect of you, it is useful to find it. Do this now against every item on your list that you dont love about yourself.
Self love is also about not living by other peoples rules, but rather writing your own rules. Also note if some of things you don’t love about yourself are rules set by others that don’t serve you. Change those rules now too!
It is about reconciling all parts of yourself and becoming whole.
So love your warts, because they are great parts of you too.
Tracy – warts and all xx