#dayseventeen#mindfulnovember#aboutme “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde.
A life long pleaser (I’m now 43) and fairly recently single (a serious post divorce relationship ended a few months ago) I am on a mission to learn how to please myself (something that I fear many women in my position have forgotten (or in my case never learned) how to do). In part so that the next time I have a relationship I don’t lose myself in the process but also because it seems like an incredibly important thing to do and it’s about time I did!
So, how to fall love in love with yourself?
1. Sing your praises: I think I’m pretty good at this, I know I’m a pretty good Mum, great cook, a diy Queen. I know I can design and bring about a great space. I can draw pretty well, I write nicely, I can make a mean excel model... if I focus on the positives (something I’m also very good at) I’d say I’m not doing a bad job of this one as long as I’m talking to myself. It’s much harder telling other people. As my manager said to me last year after an unsuccessful interview, I don’t sell myself very well. Perhaps this is a good start...
3. Be kind to yourself: I’m learning to listen to what I need and to let myself off the hook when today’s to do list in the bullet journal goes unchecked. I’m taking time to enjoy the coffee and cook myself a delicious meal (even when it’s only me I’m feeding)...taking photos of it helps and anchors it so I remember it made me feel happy and do it again. (Thanks for that instagram 😁!)
4. Take yourself out on dates: Something I’m embracing and the photo behind the post. Yesterday I took myself to see Thor: Ragnarok and smiled all the way through #cinemaselfie . In part because of the film but also because I was proud I was there by myself, amongst the teenage boys, with my solo bucket of popcorn ❤️ That’s a long one...thanks for reading 😘 #hyggelingalong @mamas_scrapbook @blom_cards
'Cause I wanna touch you, baby And I wanna feel you, too I wanna see the sunrise and your sins Just me and you
Light it up, on the run Let’s make love, tonight Make it up, fall in love, try ( But you'll never be alone I'll be with you from dusk till dawn I'll be with you from dusk till dawn Baby, I'm right here I'll hold you when things go wrong I'll be with you from dusk till dawn I'll be with you from dusk till dawn Baby, I'm right here I'll be with you from dusk till dawn Baby, I'm right here)🌗 #lightitupontherun#fallinlove#babyimrighthere#dusktilldawn#gogivelovetoyourbody