Self-love is really hard for people who don't understand what it means to actually love themselves. To truly love yourself means to accept yourself EXACTLY as you are with all of your strengths and weaknesses.
Self-love is not about striving to be perfect. Striving to be perfect is not self-love at all, it is self-abuse. Acceptance of yourself exactly as you are takes the pressure off of loving yourself.
Once the pressure is off, you can forget about focusing on loving yourself. Instead you can focus on thinking thoughts and taking those actions that make you feel good to be you. The more you think thoughts and take actions that inspire and empower you in some way, the more you are extending kindness, respect and love to yourself.
Self-Love feels good, self-abuse does not. That's how you can tell whether you are loving yourself or abusing yourself.
Never feel guilty if you catch yourself abusing yourself. Instead use it as an ALERT SIGNAL to shift your focus to thinking thoughts and taking actions that make you feel good to be you.
DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE SUPPORTED OF MY FREE INSPIRATIONAL WRITINGS WITH A DONATION OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS? THE ANSWER IS TWO.
Who will be number three? Will it be you?