This week is absolutely flying by. It is already thursday, and I mean where has the time gone? That is something that generally happens as we age – time speeds up. Have you ever sat and wondered what the heck you have been doing? There was a whole list of things that were important to you and you just haven’t gotten them done? I have, and that is when I realized I need to be intentional about what I am doing. But in order to be intentional about that, you have to care about yourself, to love yourself enough that you know it is important all those things you wanted to do. And even more so, it is one hundred percent necessary to be intentional about who you are.
Day four of self love is about authenticity. Having awareness and understanding of your own values, beliefs, morals, goals, and dreams gives you insight into your core being. I believe self love is also about knowing your favourite qualities about yourself and your gifts.
Let’s sit for a minute and write these things down. Then the next tie you are not feeling so good about yourself, refer to that list and remember that you wrote it! Reference that list for decision making – even the little, seemingly mundane things should align with who you are. Be authentic is a form of loving yourself, and truly it allows you to love others because you understand that they need space to do the same thing.
When I sat and wrote this list in my journal, I saw that I loved my curly hair. That I digged that I am such a giving person, that I value my time and other peoples time so much, that I just love being in the kitchen because it is my creative expression.
Does sitting to write these things change some of your self care list? It did for me because I realized a few things that I did automatically for self care were because they aligned with my core being. Like calling a friend for coffee. Sitting one on one with people and really digging into what is going on for them, truly giving them my time and attention is just really being an extension of myself and what I wanted/needed for me. So, I added this to my list. If the same thing happens to you, that is ok, just keep adding to your self care list.
As always, let me know how your journey is going.
–>Being authentic and true to your values is an intentional form of self love