Learning how to love yourself can seem like a pretty ambiguous task sometimes. At least, that’s how I felt before I started getting into the self-love movement.
“Loving myself? Aren’t I already doing that? Isn’t that something that happens naturally?” (The answer, in my case, was nooo…)
Before, I couldn’t love myself because I never felt like I was enough. Body shame had become such a lifestyle for me that I had no idea how to even begin loving myself and the body that I couldn’t tolerate because it didn’t look the way I wanted it to.
Over the years, however, I’ve slowly learned to accept myself exactly as I am – without waiting for some part of me to change in order to finally practice self-love. And it really is a practice.
Here’s the simple version of how I got here.