We women are something else. We often try to do it all and be it all. We often put our partners and children first, our families and friends and jobs first, and worry a lot over a billion different things each day. And it’s no wonder. I think today more than ever, we’re expected to work, raise children, keep a house, be a great host, be interesting, stay fit, do what we love, cook a knock-out meal, and look glamorous all the while. It’s not realistic, it’s too much, and I don’t know about you but even before I had kids, I found myself cracking a little underneath the pressure to be so many things.
I felt a lot of relief when I put more focus on self love. For many, the concept of self love seems quite selfish. The idea however, is that we appreciate ourselves for who we are. This includes embracing the good and the bad-yes even the bad, because that’s the only way to take care of the dark parts of ourselves and allow the light to triumph. This means we can be honest about who we are and who we are not and become more aligned with our true selves. And that means we can stop feeling so much pressure to be everything.
Personally, I’m on a journey to come to terms with who I am and am not and so far it’s been liberating. Doing this reveals our authentic self and the more I do that, the more people are accepting of me. They’re like, “Oh yeah, this is YOU!” Because our authentic self shines through whereas our fake or undiscovered self always seems a little off or a little lost.
Ana and I will be supporting your path to self love each Friday by posting a short story, a picture, a quote, a fun tip, a question, a product we can’t live without, or an interview, etc. But it will all focus on you and your path, or rather, our journey, to fully loving and accepting the fabulous women we already are. I think that’s ultimately our key to the health, happiness, and joy we seek.
So thanks for reading and stay tuned!