Recently, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends about overwhelm and stress. A lot of things are boiling up inside for people that they’ve been able to mask for years because they haven’t had to deal with being alone by themselves. COVID-19 has changed that.
Due to social distancing and isolation, you’re probably spending more time alone than you ever have. Just you. And when you’re by yourself, it can be difficult. There’s more space to face the problems you want to improve, and sometimes, that can turn into self-loathing.
There are people who are extremely successful — people who look like they have it all together — who truly hate themselves. And then there are people who are struggling amid hard circumstances who somehow have joy — they love themselves.
Being in tune with yourself is essential for a truly happy life. All great relationships and careers start with you loving yourself. In this 5-Minute Friday, we’re going to talk about the importance of loving yourself and the blueprint to self-acceptance.
If you don’t love yourself, you’ll be seeking something to validate what’s missing inside, always in every relationship. You’ll put on a mask that everything’s okay — and your life may look perfect to some people — but inside you’re down, you’re tired, and you’re unhappy.
If this sounds like you, I want to encourage you to reach out to someone. If you’re feeling lonely, you should not be holding that inside. Money, fancy cars, and hot dates aren’t going to fill your heart up. What you need to do is look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this set of questions:
And always, always find accountability and support. I got your back here every single week. I’m here to support you — through YouTube, through our social media, our courses, our membership site, our events, everything. We do our best to have your back. And if this is inspiring for you and help you, then please let me know because I’m going to create more information and content like this for you.
If you’re ready to learn how to love and accept yourself for who you are, join me on Episode 993!
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