Let Go of Expectations

how to let go of expectations

To truly realize why and how we should love ourselves, we must also understand what has been holding us back from loving ourselves completely. One common barrier is our need to measure ourselves against the expectations of society, others, and even ourselves. There are so many expectations that are put upon us from birth. These beliefs were created for a variety of reasons. However, most exist in order to mold us into the same types of beings.

A Self-Love Exercise

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Talking about why and how we should love ourselves is great. But it doesn’t help if we don’t actually put anything into action. Today I want to walk you through a powerful exercise that can help you get to know, appreciate and love yourself more.

Have you ever felt someone looking directly at you and yet they are looking right past you? They see you, but they don’t really see you. This is how most of us look at ourselves everyday. We wash our faces, brush our teeth, and put on makeup all while staring at ourselves in the mirror. Yet, we don’t really take the time to look and appreciate the wonder of who we are. Who this person that we live with everyday is.

You are Enough

You are enough. Exactly as you are.

While on this journey toward learning to love myself I’ve had multiple breakthroughs. One of these breakthroughs was realizing that I am enough. Exactly as I am. At this very moment. That one took awhile for me to grasp, so I’m going to repeat it. I am enough. Exactly as I am. At this very moment.

Uncover Your True Self

Uncover your true self. Learn to love yourself.

One of the first ways we can learn to love ourselves is by uncovering our true selves — who we really are. In his book Mindfulness for Beginners, Jon Kabat-Zinn describes life in two ways. He says life is like a basketball game. There is what is actually happening on the court. And then, there is the commentary of the game.

The commentary can distract us from what is actually happening on the court. The commentary of life includes our thoughts, values and beliefs. Sometimes the commentary is helpful and other times it is not. What kind of commentary have you been listening to about yourself?

Why You Should Love Yourself

Why and how you should love yourself

Do you love yourself? It’s an awkward question for most of us. I’ve discovered recently, however that it’s one of the most important questions to ask yourself. Your relationship with yourself is one of the most critical ones you have.

We’ve been told that before we can truly love others we must love ourselves. What does loving oneself actually consist of? And how does one go about doing so?