How is your year going so far? I realise we've been thrown a huge curve ball this year, but have you stuck to any of your new year's resolutions? Do you even remember what they were? 👉 Do memes like this help, make you think "yeah!" and force forwards?
👉 Or, do you read them and feel so incredibly far removed from yourself that you just have no idea how to do these things? ❤️If you hold anger and resentment about things that have happened in your life, you can't just wake up one day and say "I'm going to love myself unconditionally" 🧡If you are unable to share emotions because you're worried how others will react, or because holding on to them gives you control you can just say "I'm going to release all emotions" 💛If you're unable to give yourself five minutes for a hot cup of tea because you're so wrapped in guilt that you can't do this and be a good mum or have the "busy" culture so far entrenched in you that you think you'll spontaneously combust if you stop.... You can't just take yourself out alone for a long walk. 💚If you use money, clothes, shoes, expensive holidays etc as a way of numbing some other pain, or avoiding the issues going on around you, you cannot just wake one morning to say you'll stop. 💙If you can't look at yourself in the mirror, smile and say "I love you" how can you nurture anything else within you? 💜If you have so many negative triggers surrounding yourself that your internal dialogue says "no one will love me unless I'm more funny, happy, bitchy, thin, busy, drunk *insert own* because I'm fat, stupid, lazy, a crap mum" etc... You can't stop apologising for being you because no one ever seen the real you! 🖤If the very people surrounding you make you feel and act in any of the above ways... How do you suddenly only surround yourself with positive people?
I had this very quandary for years, and it doesn't feel good, does it? Because you see quotes like this and think "yeah, but how?" And the only thing they actually achieve is to make you feel even worse than you did before you read it because they're further "proof" that you're not as worthy or valuable as everyone else.
If you read this & that's you... I can help! - 2 minutes ago