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Loving Yourself Then Giving It Away

Self-love is vital in modern times.

Often we get busy and overlook tending to self-love and self-care, yet we’re quickly running to give it away to others.

Often it leads to exhaustion, overwhelm, and anxiety. It s okay to turn off your phone take a break from emails not answering around the clock. In a fast-paced society, we need to learn not everything is an emergency.

Here are some tips that I love to go outside, reconnect with nature, stretch, be conscious of my breathing, and say mantras or prayers.

After doing these things, I am better equipped to extend that love out to others.

February is the month of love. It can be bitter or sweet.

You can find yourself in a beautiful relationship or a difficult one, or you may be alone. I have been blessed to be in all 3.

I definitely know what it feels like.

All I have found in my relationship with Doug has been through many phases of growth.

Before meeting him, I have been in past relationships that were physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive.

It has taken a lot of healing to get to where I am now.

I am far from perfect.

As I was doing yard work today with my beloved, there are signs of late winter with beautiful daffodils, hummingbirds, and squirrels playing. As I was raking up leaves in the sunshine, I look down at what I thought was a weed, and a delicate, fragile flower fell off.

It reminded me of when I was in group therapy for domestic violence relationships. A member drew a picture resembling me and described me as a fragile, delicate flower that could just get crushed if touched, so just look at it. Which until I could learn to love myself, that had been true. I am now not that person.

I do know the woman in recovery has taught that little girl inside of me that I am safe to love. I thank all for the love and lessons for loving me until I could love myself.

What are you doing for yourself today that surrounds you with self-love?



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