Find Your Love #BehindTheBlogger

I think that finding your love can be really challenging at times. Self-compassion, I find more difficult to have than compassion for others. These are some of the things that I have reflected on since the last #BehindTheBlogger prompt. I thought that it was interesting that one of the topic ideas was “25 things that you love about yourself” but no one wrote about that.
When thinking about it 25 things that you love about yourself and are willing to share with your current or future audience feels really vulnerable and a bit scary. And 25, that seems like so many when looking in the mirror or inside oneself.

Self-compassion, patience, empathy, and understanding are things that I am working on personally. I have been struggling more than I’d like to admit. I have been looking for a full-time job and am not having a lot of luck right now.

I recently went for a job interview. It was a group interview with 12 other candidates in the room. The questions were light but the pressure was heavy; the applicant pool weeded to 12 and only 1 position. A week later, I found I was not selected for the next round of interviews. It was discouraging. Filling out job applications, writing cover letters, completing online job portals have become tiresome. It is frustrating. I am frustrated, sad, and discouraged that things haven’t worked out yet.

Self-compassion, patience, empathy, and understanding are things that I need more of. I need to love myself more. So how I find my love, how do you find your love? Maybe there is something that you can identify that you like about yourself or something that you’re good at. Maybe you can give yourself a gift of extra resources, positive energy, positive vibes, a few extra moments of peace or mindfulness.

One of the mindfulness exercises that I think of is with a clementine. You hold the clementine in your hand focusing on its shape, color and texture. Then you slowly peel it and notice its scent. Then put a piece of the fruit in your mouth and really be present with the flavor and texture. This was a simple exercise that I experienced in a group setting, I thought it was remarkable because I had eaten a clementine before but hadn’t fully experienced it like I did then, when I was fully present in that moment. Practicing mindfulness helps me to be in the moment and not focused on things that I could have done differently or wished I had done differently in the past or all of the things that I should do tomorrow.

Ultimately, I think that the key of finding your love is finding the positives in today. After all, today is a good day to be a good day. So today, why not find your love?

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Love Yourself for Greater Happiness #BehindTheBlogger

There are many reasons to love yourself. No matter what you do in life, you will always be you, so why not be a happier you. Yes, loving yourself can increase your happiness.

Be kind to yourself. Acknowledge some of the things that you appreciate about yourself. Making an effort to focus on the positive things about you and in your life invites a positive mindset, attitude and a better mood. It allows you to be in the moment with your greatness. Yes, you are great!

There is only one you. There will only ever be one you. Love yourself. Do your best to take care of you. Take time for you.

Sometimes, life gets busy and it can be a challenge. Sometimes, you put yourself a little lower on your priority list than you should. Remember though, take time for you, make time for you. You’re important. You are valuable.

Doing something special for you (and no, it doesn’t have to be extravagant or costly) will give you some time to recharge a bit. When done on the regular, self-care will lead to a happier, healthier you. You will likely find that you have greater resilience and more resources (physically and emotionally) available to you and in your interactions with others.

Love yourself more and you can be more open to receiving love. Acknowledge that you are lovable. Accept who you are; you will find that some people will be accepting of you, but if you are at least accepting of yourself, it won’t matter so much when others are less accepting of you. Negative thoughts and expressions can roll off a little easier or at least not create so much friction in your life and mind.

Loving yourself will help you to set boundaries with others rather than being a pushover or doormat. It will help you to be treated the way you want to be treated. You get to set the guidelines of behavior that is acceptable to you.

Love yourself. Do it. You will be rewarded with increased confidence.

Take each day anew. Each day is a gift. Love yourself in the present and keep moving forward.

Love yourself, because in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “Hate is too great a burden to bear”. Love is louder; make it louder starting from within. Love yourself and make the world around you a greater place to be.

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