IMG_5889-3

Since it’s Valentines Day I wanted to share some advice, words of love, and a teeny bit of wisdom. I’m in my mid 20’s now so I like to believe I’ve learned a thing or two (although I’m not ashamed to admit I don’t know it all!) So wether you are single, taken, married, or dating the world… the “key to success” is to remember to love yourself. I know, I know it sounds a bit cliche but it is really true.

If you don’t love yourself, who will? If you aren’t your biggest fan and supporter, why would anyone else become your cheerleader? I love myself and I’m proud to say I’m my own #1 fan. (And sometimes its imperative to be your own fan.) If you’re feeling bummed for Valentines day because no one sent you flowers or chocolates, then remind yourself how dope you really are and “treat yo self!’

Self-love is vital and its the best kind of love because you will always be there for yourself. Channel your inner Kanye if you have to, (trust me this works) put on some tunes and have yourself a party. It might sound a tad selfish or even arrogant, but really self-love is so important in evolving  (and it doesn’t get discussed enough.) You don’t have to worry about you leaving you, or even breaking up with yourself. You will always be there for yourself, no matter what.

If you are single, tell yourself that you love you! If you are in a relationship, it’s still imperative that you love yourself and take care of yourself. I’ve always thought a relationship is complementary not supplementary, and I believe you should still fulfill your happiness on your own. Your partner is an extra bonus, kind of like the cherry on top of a delicious ice cream sundae!

I think when the world can tell you love yourself, flaws and all, its an infectious feeling because you radiate positivity and better vibes. Don’t be mean to yourself, don’t criticize yourself, forgive yourself often, don’t put yourself down or think you are not enough. Don’t compare your happiness to others. Be kind to yourself, be your biggest fan, take care of your body, and maintain your health.

I am a constant work in progress, as most of us are. To help you gain more perspective and have a foundation on which begin your journey of self-love, here are a few truths to remember:

  • STOP comparing yourself to others. People achieve success and fail at different rates.
  • Give yourself a pep talk, I talk and hype myself up constantly…I mean CONSTANTLY!
  • Take time to reflect, and meditate, journal often if that helps you.
  • Exercise, because it is actually good for your soul, not solely your outward experience.
  • Appreciate yourself and your body, don’t pick yourself apart — you are you, and you are enough.
  • Forgive yourself
  • Be honest with yourself
  • And focus on the positive

So buy yourself some flowers, take yourself to dinner, get some cup cakes and tell YOU that you love YOU. And if all else fails remind yourself…

kanye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Comments on Loving Yourself | Valentines Day

  1. Sprinkle of Surprise
    February 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    great post! i have a similar ‘love yourself’ type post coming up this week on my own blog, glad to see other girls thinkin the same way! 🙂

    Reply
    • Sara Wadud
      February 14, 2016 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Sprinkle!! I can’t wait to read that post. Yes, this is an important topic to me and so I thought today would be a great day to put it out there. I need to get your posting level girl you are so consistent I feel like I need to catch up! Haha so glad you liked the post! 😀

      Reply
      • Sprinkle of Surprise
        February 15, 2016 at 9:44 am (3 years ago)

        Def is so important for us girls to realize! Haha, i just try my best! 🙂 thanks!!

        Reply
  2. carina
    February 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I use to severely lack in self love. And it was horrible for the relationship I was in. I couldn’t be in a proper relationship because I didn’t know how to first love myself. I REALLYYYY enjoyed this post.
    Self love is so so so important. Preach it girl 🙂

    http://runningwhitehorses.blogspot.com

    Reply
    • Sara Wadud
      February 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Carina I appreciate the love and support on this post. Self love is so so SOO important to just grow and evolve and to further ourselves. I’m so happy your in a better place now girl! Sending lots more love and good vibes your way! <3

      Reply
  3. Claudia H. Blanton
    February 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    great blog post! This little list of yours should be plastered everywhere – self-love is so important

    Reply
  4. Elizabeth La
    February 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm (3 years ago)

    This is the most comforting thing I read today. Thanks Sara 🙂 You’re the best! <3

    Reply
    • Sara Wadud
      February 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Elizabeth I appreciate the support and love! Your a rock star and I’m so glad it made you feel good!! 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *