I don’t love myself, I’m crazy about myself ~ Mae West
One of the resolutions I made at the beginning of this year was to love myself more. Today I decided to write a letter to – me!
This letter is probably going to surprise you, since I haven’t written to you in ages…..I’m not sure what you did with the letters I wrote to you many moons ago, but that’s okay….as long as you promise to keep this one safely.
So far, you are doing rather well with your resolution to love yourself better. I think deep inside it’s working. I can’t really list out things that you’ve done – but I know that the feeling of love for yourself has increased. You seem more confident and much more at peace with yourself.
Remember, how you used to keep telling yourself things like, “How stupid I am!” or “I should never have done that!” or “I‘m an absolute idiot!” or “What will so-and-so think?” when you made a mistake. I’m not sure that you’ve noticed, but you are not doing that too often now. And when you lapse into it – you’re quick to stop and say something positive instead. In other words, you’re learning to re-write the script in your head and that’s really good. Perhaps, as a result of that, you’re getting a little better at accepting your mistakes and moving forward.
I know that you feel guilty about things you mean to do and haven’t – physical exercise being at the top of the list. You make resolutions in this area but don’t keep them! But you’ve made a start with the diet and I’m sure, in time, you’ll work on the exercise too. As you’ve recently figured out, a lot of your resistance to exercise has to do with some ‘garbage‘ you need to work on clearing. The fact that you’ve realized this is the first step. I’m confident that you’ll work on things in this area.
That’s all for now, Corinne. Do take care of yourself – be happy – laugh a lot – drink lots of water and most of all – Be Yourself.
I love you and you know that!