I’ve seen so many people writing about their 2019 goals, whether they’re about a business or more personal, some of them are amazing and I wish those who set them all the best, so that come the end of year they can tick those goals off as completed. So I thought about myself and what goals I’d like to accomplish throughout the year, the usual ones came to mind; do more of a particular activity, give more and read more, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to complete them because I’d just give up after a couple of months. I really sat and thought about setting myself a goal, yep just one, something I can really focus on throughout the year and that’s when it came to me.
My one goal for this entire year is to learn to love myself.
I think a lot of people can relate to this, with today’s way of life it’s easy for us to judge every tiny part of ourselves and criticise whatever we believe to be wrong with ourselves. I’ve always struggled with accepting the way I look, the way I talk and even the way I carry myself, amongst other things. With this year being the year I finally get married, I think it’s fair to say that now is the time I put in all that extra effort to love what I have, even if it’s not what I would have chosen for myself.
Learning to love yourself really is no easy task, especially when you have spent so long resenting everything about yourself. I want to be able to look in the mirror and be content with the image I see, rather than having my mind race around pointing out everything I feel is an imperfection.
When you are asked “tell me 1 thing you like most about yourself” or “what do you feel is your best quality?”, are you able to answer? Would you have you spend a minute or 2 thinking about what your answer would be? Or, like me, would you be unable to answer any such question?
The standards we see on social media, television and the internet leave us wishing we were more when really, what we have is just as perfect. It’s hard to believe that, I know, but what if we all thought that about ourselves? Could that ever happen? I’m not sure but I know I want to think that way about myself.
This is the year I realise my true worth and begin a journey to love myself.