What others don't tell you about Self-Love

Updated: Sep 22

Guilt. I experience an insane amount of guilt navigating through this self-love journey of mine. Growing up I can remember saying "yes" to everything. "Yes" to my boss to stay an extra hour or pick up an extra shift. "Yes" to every sleepover. "Yes" to every invite". Picked up every phone call. "Yes" to every conversation (even the random strangers on a flight). This led to extreme burnout because I didn't have time for myself.

During the days and moments I transition over to choosing myself I am overwhelmed by guilt. Why? Because I have been so used to saying "yes" to everything for so long that I feel I am letting everyone and everything down. It's like I acquired this good intentioned habit that's actually not good for me, and to be honest, not good for anyone if you end up neglecting your own self. It's a hard habit to break.

If this resonates with you, I'm here to tell you that it's normal to experience guilt while you're on your way to a better you. Choosing yourself is hard at first, but the more time you spend with yourself you'll start to discover more about yourself and the things you love. The guilt will eventually pass and be filled with another emotion such as joy!

In order to be the best version of yourself, you have to choose yourself first so you can be the best version of yourself for those around you. There shouldn't be any guilt or shame in that because self-love starts with you.

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