Have You Wondered?
Do I respect myself?
When I’m tired, do I rest? When I’m hungry, do I feed myself well? When I am lethargic do I get active? When I’m injured, do I take time to heal, seek professional help, and nurture habits that make me strong? When I fail, do I pick myself up, cheer myself on and resume the challenge?
Or do I walk away from myself, my hopes and dreams? Do I batter myself with thoughts of worthlessness and pity? Do I give a damn about me? Do I do the things that will truly make a difference in my life?
There are so many ways that we can respect ourselves and it’s novel to understand that eating breakfast is respectful. Exercise is empowering. Time is valuable, precious, limited and we are worthy of taking as much as we need.
Self-respect is not only about walking away from negative people and situations, it’s caring enough about yourself to go out for a walk, eat good food, rest when weary, cry when you need to and become selective about your busy-ness. Self-respect is honoring wrinkles, sags, veins and cellulite by doing more, not less. More than accepting who we are now, self-respect is loving who we are now and saying yes to everything that makes us more.
We are meant to shine, to struggle, to feel well, to be strong, have doubts, laugh, fail, and live. Are you?
Start a Respect Revolution today.
Step One: own your magnificence and acknowledge it. Announce it! Tell me about your best friend and share those things you’ve long admired about her/him (that’s you!).
“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” M. Williamson