Learn to love YOURSELF

Written by Josie Thomson on October 25, 2016

‘Today I lost the respect of a few people I cared about, and the desire to harm myself when I finally told everyone the truth about who I really am and what I’ve decided to do with my life. In a nutshell, I’ve chosen to love and honour myself, instead of convincing others to do it for me.’

This was a private message I received after one of my newsletters was released.

This person asked to remain anonymous, but gave me permission to share this with you, and I’m so glad they did.

One of the greatest struggles in life is the struggle to accept, embrace and love ourselves, with all of our imperfections. To be 100% honest about who we are, how we feel and what we need going forward. To stop discrediting ourselves for everything we aren’t, and start giving ourselves credit for everything we are. And to be aware that not everyone we love will agree with us every step of the way, and to be OK with it.

We have to learn to be our own best friend, because sometimes we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy. We love the idea of others loving us, and we forget to love ourselves.

What we must realize is that our greatest task is not about discovering self-love, it’s about breaking down the walls we have built against it. When we have the courage to push through these walls – to know and embrace ourselves, despite our humanness, our flaws, and our imperfections – we also open the door to connecting in more caring, authentic, empathic, and intimate ways with others who are truly worth loving.

If you’re curious, willing and ready to turn feeling ‘flawed’ into feeling ‘flawsome’ (flawed AND seriously AWESOME 😉), then how about buying yourself a gift that could transform your life to create a fresh start – a new beginning? We often take for granted the most empowering and precious resource and artillery against self sabotage: our mind.

Let me teach you a powerful 4 step process to end unhealthy thinking, change bad habits and unlock the potential you have withIN to Think Better : Live Better right now!

With love, 

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Posted Under: Mindfulness, Mindset
About Josie Thomson

Josie Thomson is a multi-award winning executive coach, international speaker, trainer, workshop facilitator and 2 time cancer survivor. Specialising in the areas of resilience, change and mindset, Josie is one of the few internationally certified master coaches in Australasia (MCC). Learn more here: https://josiethomson.com/about-josie/

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