Today I had two separate conversations with two separate women from totally different friend circles. We spent a lot of time talking about our lives, as women do. Griping about our small problems and being thankful for all the other amazingness around us.
Both women left me with the same message: don’t be so hard on yourself.
Forgive the fact that you skipped that last hill on your run. For leaving the dishes dirty in the sink. For laying in bed at 9pm instead of going out for a night with friends. For that extra scoop of ice cream.
I hold myself to some pretty strict standards, but maybe it’s ok if I don’t meet them every time. Maybe no one besides myself even notices the difference!
I’ve been trying this for a couple of months now. It works. So just relax your standards a bit … I promise you won’t miss them.
How much do you love yourself? Why do you love yourself? How often do you remember these reasons? I spout a lot about how important it is to appreciate the amazing people in your life, but what about you? I don’t think anyone can be happy unless they truly have confidence in all their quirks and weirdness.
Back in October I read a great post by one of my favorite blogs: Once A Month For Ladies. They asked their readers to send a picture showing one reason they love themselves. I got all giggly when I watched it.
So here it goes… I love myself because I am completely neurotic about keeping our apartment clean. And just because I really do love myself, here’s another one. I love myself because I really dislike sharing my food.
Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to send me photos but how about this…
Comment on this post: One (or two) reasons you love yourself. And men, I’d love to hear from you too! 🙂