We live in a world where we’re always told that we need to be better, skinnier, prettier, smarter, healthier, richer, kinder, harder, softer—all the “ers”, and it’s exhausting.
It’s exhausting trying to live up to all of these fabricated, unflawed versions of yourself when people don’t even know who you are to begin with. It’s exhausting having people tell you what you should value, what you should change, and who you should be when the only person you should be is you.
It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost been a year since the beginning of covid, lock downs, anxiety inducing solitude, and financial, emotional and physical distress…
But here we are. A year stronger, braver and more resilient than we were a year ago.
People often mistake taking time to yourself as narcissistic, unimportant and a waste of time; but self care isn’t just about self-help books, candlelit bubble baths and face masks. Self care is about taking the well needed time that you need to lift yourself up, praise yourself for how far you’ve come, and allowing yourself to breathe in, breathe out and just, be.
Self love isn’t a destination… it’s a journey. It’s the daily process of continuously showing up for ourselves to allow ourselves the opportunity to be better than we were the day before.
We question why we fail time and time again to achieve
the things we had so tirelessly set out to accomplish; but our worth is not
defined by our failures. Let me repeat that again. Our worth is NOT defined by
We’ve become so fearful of disappointments, that our progressions,
dreams and prosperities have been silenced by all-consuming self doubt and
apprehension of the unknown. But why have we allowed ourselves to become so accepting
of our growth hindering stagnancies and lack of self improvement, when our
lives have developed into an unconsciously predictable, monotonous routine, day
in, day out? Why are we constantly running into immobilizing roadblocks and why
can we never seem to find our way out of the impenetrable darkness that has
become ourselves… the darkness that is our belief that we will never be
anything greater, stronger and wiser than what we are in this very moment?