Our thoughts become the actions of our everyday lives. If we tell ourselves we are fat it makes it easier to sit and eat an entire pint of ice cream.. why? If we truly believe we are fat in order for us to keep believing it we have to keep taking the actions that cement our own definition of FATTY. So, we finish the entire pint and confirm our fat ass.
What does it mean to love yourself?
I have thought about this for years. What it would take to bring me joy and self-confidence . I remember the days after the arguments where I would stand in front of the bathroom mirror. I would stare desperately into my eyes, searching for my soul and bellow out. "You are a strong confident beautiful women, who can do anything she wants with her life. This hardship is only making you a stronger person. You are beautiful. I love you".
I looked into my eyes and prayed that you had the strength to see your potential. To never doubt your abilities. Mostly to allow yourself non-judgment to follow what brings you joy. It was hard to feel alive when you felt so dead inside.
To me loving yourself is a balance of progressing toward a long term goal but being present in the moment. It is understanding yourself enough to know what brings you joy. It is total acceptance and awareness. With a drive and promise to reaching and living at your full potential.