It can be difficult to recognize things about ourselves that we appreciate, or love.
I would argue that because we are socially conditioned to seek out our flaws and the flaws of others, a social construction that is perpetuated through social media, print media, and visual media, we fail to consider that there are things about ourselves that we enjoy.
I would further argue that we avoid practicing self-love to refrain from seeming arrogant, conceited, or cocky.
There is a balance, though. And I think we would all benefit from a little self-love every once in a while, which is why I thought I would offer some things about myself that I’m grateful for and appreciate.
- I’m relatively tall (just under 5’9) and have always enjoyed being tall (I can reach whatever I need in the kitchen cupboards)
- I’m blessed with somewhat strong, naturally blonde hair (I have never dyed a hair on my head)
- I’m an honest person, something I take pride in
- I appreciate my blue eyes
- My teeth are pretty nice, thanks to my mom and dad paying for me to get braces
- I have a quick metabolism
- I’m grateful for the work ethic I have, something I gained from being raised and working on a farm
- I appreciate my knowledge of and love for the English language, as well as my reading and writing abilities
- I’ve gotten pretty good at applying my makeup (my sister helped me out a lot with this one)
- I am a loyal and genuine person (most of the time)
- My toes are pretty long so sometimes they double as fingers when I need to pick something up with them, which I think is pretty neat
Perhaps my self-love list is a little quirky and weird, but that’s what makes it unique to me.
How do you practice self-love?
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