Why is it that we have such a hard time loving ourselves?
Even when we know in our heads we are worthy and deserving of love, we don’t feel it in our hearts.
We don’t believe it when a loved one says, “You’re beautiful, smart, and capable.” Instead, we believe that little inner voice whispering, “You’re ugly, stupid, and unlovable.”
Do you think it’s crazy when you don’t love yourself?
I mean, really, it’s beyond absurd — it’s kind of warped.
We say negative things to ourselves we would never say to those around us, even those we don’t like.
We berate ourselves in ways we’d never consider berating anyone else. We hang on to our failures for years, sometimes for a lifetime, and replay them over and over.
It makes me sad to think about all the people in the world who don’t even like themselves, much less love themselves.
Maybe you are one of them. I hope not.
But the odds are that some of you reading this would like to trade yourself in for a better model.
Or at least trade in parts of yourself.