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This affirmation is one the kind that started The Being Artemis Project. Self Love. If you had told me three years ago that I could say I Love ME, I would have rolled my eyes and made a self depreciating statement.
The reasons are the negativity I heard growing up.I’ve written about it before and I no longer need to dwell on it, if I ever needed to dwell on it in the first place.
I would love to say, I never, ever have a self depreciating thought, now. Wouldn’t that be lovely? But, I do. Nearly every day. “Ugh! I will look so much better when I’m a size 6, again, and look as good as other people I know.” “If I only had more money I would be happy with myself.”
Not too long ago, I came to a realization of how many people I know, yet how few friends I have. Yes, I was upset. Yes, I cried. Then, as I took a walk, I realized how much freedom this gave me. For the first time, instead of saying, “I’ll focus on me” (because we always think that sounds selfish, don’t we?), I did focus on me.
I’ve done things I put aside because I was trying to make a difference to everyone. Doing this has given me more time to practice yoga, play guitar to the point that it sounds like music, clean my house, and look– I’m writing. 🙂
In every Affirmation, I’ll probably mention Baby Steps. Everything takes one step forward, instead of trying to run the whole marathon before you can walk.
I add one thing I want to do FOR ME every week. Just one. That’s my focus.
Don’t wait until tomorrow to love yourself. Love you right now. Just as perfectly imperfect as you are.