Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
In February each year love is in the air, Valentine's Day brings about the opportunity to express love for those in a relationship, and it often brings sadness and loneliness to those who are not in a committed relationship. It is sad that people look to someone else to show them how important they are, and if there is not someone else to do that, the person feels insignificant and valued less than if there were someone else.
Why not make everyday Valentine's Day in your world, and why not make YOU your own Valentine? You do not need anyone in your life to tell you your worth and value, you only need to be able to see it yourself. By making yourself your own Valentine you will be changing how you see yourself and that will change how you see the world.
It may not be normal in our society to be your own Valentine, but so what! Change is the best thing that can happen in this case, so come on everyone, let's make self-compassion happen!
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
Not feeling normal,
Not knowing what you want or need,
Being spent and not knowing how to change it.
We've all been there from time to time, it is normal in life. If it lasts a few hours, great. The voyage you went on was probably to find yourself anew. How can you pull yourself out of a place that seems to overtake your being, when you can't even think?
Return from being lost by understanding why you may have gotten lost in the first place. Being lost is simply receiving a message that you need to re-calculate your path in life.
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself Heaven. Don't wait until you die, if you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
As Valentine's Day approaches each year it seems to be a time when women take a long hard look at themselves and ask themself if they are really lovable. Whether they are in a romantic relationship or not doesn't matter, the event of Valentine's Day makes women have self doubt. This article will discuss ways to turn your self-doubt into self-love and inner strength. Self-Love practices for Valentine's Day are about learning to see yourself differently so that you don't need approval from anyone outside of yourself. What if all women stopped being influenced by social suggestion and instead they began to focus on the most important relationship they have currently and will have guaranteed for the rest of their lives - the relationship with themself.
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
We all get stressed, some of us react to stress more gracefully than others. I believe that everyone can improve the way they deal with stress. This article will provide you some ideas on how to help yourself handle stress differently. Eliminating Stress is a critical life-management skill that sadly most humans are lacking in.
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start,
During the beginning of each calendar year we humans do some fairly strange things, we tear ourselves apart because we didn't accomplish what we said we would when we did this very same thing the previous year. What if instead of tearing ourselves up we could build ourselves up at the beginning of each calendar year.
Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think
We've all seen it, the grumpy face, the face that says STAY AWAY! The face that makes you wish you could be anywhere else at this moment. The popularity of that expression even has cats being made into celebrities online these days. When it's a cat that has a grumpy face it can be cute, when it is a baby, again rather cute. But when it is anyone who is older it is not a bit cute.
"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
Many adults and their immediate family carry additional stress during the holiday season, usually associated with expectations of relatives, mostly their parents and in-laws. It is very sad that emotional suffering has to happen during the holidays, a time that is designed to express love and gratitude. This article will give you the steps to follow to take control of your own holiday season.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself,
Putting yourself first does not mean that you are going to ignore all your responsibilities and let you family go hungry while you sit in a bubble bath 16 hours a day reading a romance novel. No matter how good (or bad) that thought seems it is not going to work for anyone’s life. Putting yourself first means that you care about those you care for enough to care for yourself.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess.
Just Breathe, it seems so simple - even a newborn can do it!
However, by the time we get to the adult stage of life most humans are no longer breathing properly, like the newborn does naturally.
On average a human takes 23,000 breaths per day, 8,395,000 per year.
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,
Many people seem to think that by self-care we mean that you should have a mani/pedi and/or full body massage every day. NO! It does not mean that you get to do only what you want to do every moment of every day. That is being totally ridiculous.
I can’t even imagine a life where that would be possible. We are not talking about being extravagant, we are simply talking about being thoughtful and aware of your own needs.
The author of all blog posts on this page is Wendy Mae, Ph.D.
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