With February here I want to take a minute to talk about Self-Love.
It’s what us girls at Motibela are constantly talking about. Especially how to cultivate it and keep it!
We know that you don’t wake up one morning and all of a sudden fall in love with yourself. We know that, like any relationship, it requires work. And Molly and I probably made it harder on ourselves than it needed to be, but hey we got here, didn’t we?!
There are days that we don’t look or feel our best. I ask you this, on those days that you are feeling less than [fill in the blank] what are you telling yourself about who you are as a person? What is your inner critic telling you? What’s the conversation between the two?
It took me years to change my way of thinking about who I am - on the outside as much as on the inside. And I’ll be honest, that old way of thinking cost me a lot. It cost me relationships, jobs, my health and most importantly my sense of self. I finally got to the point that I was so sick, anxious and depressed that I knew if I didn’t change the way that I cared for myself and the way I thought about myself I would die young.
Wow! Death. One of my biggest fears was leaving my daughter without a mother. I wanted her to know how to care for herself and love who she is, but how can she do that without me being her role model? I knew I owed that to her. To be the best woman I could be for her and for myself. We both deserve that.
Molly helped me get through a lot of those obstacles and was the reason I knew I had to work with her! Together we figured out what tools we needed to feel better as a woman, how to calm our inner critic, eat the foods that are right for our bodies and feel good in the skin we are in.
We’re not always perfect. We have our low days, but those aren’t as frequent as they were before and we don’t stay in them as long as we did before. We let ourselves experience those feelings for a bit and then we move on, because that’s what Motibela is about, putting our beauty into motion and we can’t do that if we’re wallowing in self doubt.
If you’re feeling stressed, over whelmed or are looking to cultivate a better relationship with yourself, let us know how we can help. We’d love to chat with you!
Oh and one more thing before I go… If you haven’t heard, we are running a February Love Thyself Challenge on Facebook. We are giving daily tips and tricks on how to help you love yourself a bit more!
We have an awesome prize at the end of the month and a great community of women that have joined. We’d love to see you there!
Cheers to putting your beauty into motion!