There are countless reasons to love the person staring back at you in the mirror, but are you aware of 7 reasons why you should? It can at times be hard to find reasons to love the person you are – I’ve been there myself! Especially at times when you are struggling with stress and other personal issues, it’s all too easy not to show yourself the self-love that you so deserve! Well ladies, I have some of the best reasons to love the person staring back at you in the mirror – no matter what stage of life you are in!
1. Don’t over Focus
It’s all too easy to say cruel things to the person staring back at you in the mirror when you over focus on areas that you are not content with. I confess to doing this myself, which is really just destructive behaviour that has not one redeeming quality! Instead of over focusing on little things (that I bet only you can see), try looking at that beautiful spirit and say at least three nice things to yourself that have no relation to your outward appearance – you’ll feel like a star in no time!
2. Embrace Your Age
I believe that we grow in both beauty and wisdom as we age and I wouldn’t change that for the world! Instead of fighting your age by scrutinizing those little knowledge lines (sometimes misnamed wrinkles), try looking at the person you are today and embrace the beautiful spirit that you have become as you add those worthy years to your life!
3. Your Body is Your Vehicle
Something healing about my grandfather’s passing was seeing an empty shell and knowing that was no longer grandpa and that his soul had gone to another place. That experience really helped me recognize that our bodies are only a vehicle for us to use while we are here and it reinforced how important it is to nurture the beautiful inner being that is inside. My suggestion is to try to look at your body as your cherished vehicle and thank it for what it does for you on a daily basis, and don't forget to take care of the inner soul that is who you really are. See if this way of thinking causes you to feel any differently about your body – it just might!
4. Love Yourself First
Before you can fall in love with anyone, you must fall in love with yourself first. A truth remains that if you want love, especially from a romantic partner, you have the best chance of attracting someone healthy and loving if you are healthy and loving to yourself. I have struggled with becoming involved in relationships that were not healthy and with men that were not paired well with my personality. After giving it some food for thought, I recognized that I was not embracing the individual that I truly was. As a result, I was attracting others based on the person I portrayed – who was not really me at all! Be authentic, be yourself and love every ounce of that beautiful person; you will be pleased with the results that follow!
5. Take Attractive to a Whole New Level
When you show your inner being self-love and care, you gain a level of confidence that is so attractive to others. The Law of Attraction may have something to do with this, but loving yourself radiates out from within and makes you more attractive to everyone! Not only will you attract many people to your life, but you will also attract the right kind of people – those who appreciate your authenticity and love the person that you are just as much as you do. Now that’s a lot of love!
6. Appreciate Yourself
Loving the person staring back at you in the mirror really helps you view yourself through an entirely different lens. When you view yourself with love and acceptance, not criticism or self-doubt, it allows you to recognize and celebrate the amazing qualities you have, versus putting them to the wayside until you reach those final ten pounds or that promotion at work. Try not to make anything more important than appreciating and celebrating the wonderful human being you have become!
7. Your New Best Friend
I have seen a fair number of people come and go from my life over the years, but there has always been one constant… me! When you love the person staring back at you in the mirror, you will always be there for that person. When you reach that healing place, you can learn to enjoy your own company and you will never feel alone again. Ever since I began really loving myself, I felt increasingly more comfortable in my own skin and spending time on my own – quietly reading, writing, going for walks, shopping or having dinner alone! I was never really alone – I had my 24/7 best friend beside me at all times!
Loving yourself is one of the most important things that you can do in your life. When you love yourself, you will increase your confidence, build your self-esteem and attract incredible people to your beautiful world. So tell me… what reasons do you have to love yourself? I bet I’ll be hearing long lists of answers!