11th February 20211st July 2021 by thegriefreality #2 Thursday Thoughts: What’s Your Relationship With Self-Love Like? We want to know! Discuss in the comments below 🙂 Katie & Evee Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
40 thoughts on “#2 Thursday Thoughts: What’s Your Relationship With Self-Love Like?”
Happy new year to you 👍 With brilliance and more tenderness
It’s not perfect, but I’m very happy with where it is now 🤗
So glad to hear it 🤍
For me, I enjoy journalling, exercise and choosing to eat healthy food. I think that self love doesn’t just look like one thing (ie telling yourself you’re pretty in the mirror) it’s an amalgamation of good habits and choices that benefit you!
“No one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” Ephesians 5:29
So what does that say about people who commit suicide or “seem” to hate themselves?
I should know something about this as I was there once.
I am happy with myself. But I should point out that I have had a long time to get to know myself and accept the flaws and love them all the same. I am 71 years old and I am glad to be at this point in my life where I am happy and confident. I wish I could pass that on to younger people who are still struggling with decisions and pathways in life.
What a wonderful comment, thank you so much for sharing this with us!
I reckon I would have a lot to learn from you 🙂
Have a great day x
I have a great relationship with self love. If I don’t love myself how can I expect anybody else too? I learnt a long time ago what makes me happy, and if I don’t take care of myself, then I am not happy and not nice to be around either. Finding myself, after I was relinquished at birth, was the greatest gift to myself, and my hubby and daughter benefitted too. Blessings J x
I love this, thank you so much for commenting and sharing a little bit of your life with us!
I’m so pleased to read about a healthy relationship with self-love 🙂 x
I have at least what I consider a great relationship with self love. I used to hate myself. I remember when people said my whole name how much I hated it. It was because I hated myself and there were reasons for that. No more though.
I’m not in love with myself either. Other people can do things worse and better than I can. I’m just me and I don’t mind being that anymore.
An immense sense of self growth in your comment; thank you so much for sharing x
I’m so glad you are just you. That is exactly what the world needs x
I’m glad you blog. I like the topics you present and right now I am mainly looking to comment on others. Sometimes it gets me thinking for my own material. Hopefully, things in my life continue to allow me time to do this.
Yes, I hope so 🙂
Thank you for your kind words x
Self love for me is a daily appreciation of loving myself no matter what is going on with me and giving myself what I need moment to moment which is a moving target. Happy Valentines day to you both! 💖
Thank you so much! Happy Valentine’s to you as well x
That’s a great reflection of what self love means xx
You’re most welcome and thank you!
I’m glad you agree!
Believe in yourself
Glad so many are doing well. I am working to forgive myself for past hurts and embrace myself with self love.
This sounds really positive Rebecca! x
Self love to me means putting the oxygen mask on first. Having the relationship with myself, be it exercise to stay fit and healthy. Comfortable within me means that relationship with God. Loving me because I believe you cannot give what you don’t have. I give smile because I get it everyday. I give love because I was loved first and I received it. Yes self love is receiving and then giving it away that what it means to me🤗
Thanks it got me thinking 🥰sending you both 💐
Hi Hannah! Thank you so much for commenting. I completely resonate with you have said about putting your own oxygen mask on first! I wrote a post about it here if you’d like to take a look: https://thegriefreality.blog/2019/08/02/paddling-my-own-canoe/
It’s a tough lesson to learn, I think, but it’s fundamental – you simply cannot give from an empty cup! x
Sending you love x
Difficult but important question!! Self-love seems the result of contemplating the two great commandments upon which everything else rests. To love God with our entire being and to love our neighbor as ourselves is impossible without self-love. As Hannah says above, it’s like a cup which overflows and is never emptied out. “We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
I forget me most of the time.. between clients, son, husband and park residents.. there’s no time for me.. this needs to be changed and I have a plan
Glad to hear you have a plan! X
Thanks! Me too… Need to mover permanently to my happy place 🏞️⛵🏕️🏚️
Just love God and all other Love will be in place
That’s cool like your profile picture are you sister¿?
Self-love can be difficult to possess. Society puts such an emphasis on “belonging”. Growing up I always wanted to be with the people that were the most popular in school. At that time I thought that was the only way to be “someone”. Life took me on a journey and in my early to mid 20’s I tried to commit suicide twice. Don’t have pity on me because I have learned that I can’t expect love from others if I can’t love myself. Now self-love to me is doing things to take care of me, taking a break from the social scene, reading, playing games, writing and sometimes just sitting in total quietness. I am learning that the only important things in my life is God, myself and my family. I don’t apologize when I say no to others, because I think about what I need in my life to make me happy and that’s all I need.
That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with such openness and honesty. This is a testament to your character x
Thank You…blogging is becoming an outlet for me to let go and express myself openly.
Generally good. Continually working at it 🙂
I try to set aside time for myself, exercising outside for my mental & physical health. And I treat myself with grace and understanding when I can’t accomplish everything I want to
That sounds super healthy, and super helpful 🙂
Getting better. After I lost K I didn’t think I deserved it. Only just starting to be,uneven in myself enough to allow it to happen. 🤗
I completely relate to this, Gary. I had similar feelings after losing our mum. I’m really glad to hear that your outlook is changing. Everyone deserves self-love 💕
We (me and my husband) has done 2 Camino’s in Spain and Portugal … on these walks you are sometimes alone for hours with your own thoughts (although my husband would be in front of me, but far enough so that we can have quiet-quality time by ourselves), I’ve realised that you need to like/love yourself, otherwise this journey could be a very long and uncomfortable one 😌.
A good day would be where I’ve made someone smiled and my husband telling me he loves me … but a great day would be when I go to sleep in the evening and still like the person I am 🌸.