No matter the abuse, all were emotionally neglected, and this type of abuse is the most damaging. Abused children are “emotionally abandoned” at the most vulnerable time in their lives. Because they weren’t loved as they should have been, they grow up feeling unworthy of love as adults.
Well, today is the day to stop neglecting yourself! The first step is to learn how to love yourself. To do that, place your hand over your heart, look in a mirror, and say, “I love you.”
Know what this is? It’s self-care.
Keep saying this to the image of yourself in the mirror until you believe it. Next, create a daily self-care regime. Begin by doing something nurturing and kind for yourself. Eat lunch in the park, take a relaxing bath, call a good friend, read a new novel, work on a favorite craft, or go window shopping. Do what feels good to YOU.
When I made daily self-care a top priority in my life, I became a better mom, partner, and friend. Self-care makes you a kinder human being.
When you truly value who you are, you’ll have no problem setting boundaries with the narcissists in your life. If taking care of yourself first and valuing who you are upsets these people, that just means they’re all about you taking care of them first. Self-care makes it easier for you to say, “NO.” Be loving, but firm with them.
Self-care begins the healing journey to the heart. It starts with you, a mirror, and your hand over your heart. If you struggle with this, give me a call. I’d be happy to guide you through it!
Would you like to learn how to stop neglecting yourself? Do you need to create a self-care regime, but you don’t know where to start? Follow (this link) or call 619-889-6366 to reserve a one hour coaching session with me. My calendar is filling up fast, so don’t wait. Let me help you heal your life. Reserve your spot NOW!
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