“love yourself” ...but idk how?
self-love is hard to describe,
as it can look like many things,
but if you’re having trouble picturing
what “loving yourself” may look like,
maybe try thinking about it this way:
how would you treat your best friend
in the following scenarios?
how would you talk to her if
she made an honest mistake?
would you scold her -
tell her she’s a failure?
what if she outgrew her
favorite pair of jeans?
would you yell at her?
call her ‘fat’?
wonder why she even exists?
what if she came over to your house
and accidently overate?
would you force her to throw it up?
make her cry and feel ashamed
for loving food?
...i hope not.
if not, then do not treat yourself that way.
do not yell at yourself for being human.
do not shame yourself for being a growing human.
do not put yourself down for being
a food-loving human.
allow. yourself. to. be. human.
...treat yourself the way you would treat someone
you care about and want the best for.
p.s. learning to love yourself will take time,
as it will be hard to learn how to love someone
you’ve always been taught to hate.
...so give yourself that time and space to
learn how to truly love yourself.
you are worth it.
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