I love being a self-love blogger, but I need to be honest. Sometimes I struggle. A lot.
I doubt myself, I feel sad, I feel angry, I feel hopeless. I feel like I’m not good enough. I feel less than.
I feel like my struggle doesn’t matter because other people have it worse than I do. While that’s true, that shouldn’t mean my struggles don’t matter.
I used to struggle a lot more before I discovered self-love and self-care, but discovering those things aren’t a free pass to never getting hurt or feeling down ever again.
Sometimes self-care means realizing when you’re not doing okay. You don’t have to be this picture-perfect person without any flaws or problems. Everyone has flaws and problems. Don’t hide them. Don’t feel ashamed of them. Realize they’re just part of who you are.
It feels so liberating to love yourself, not care what other people may think about you, learn how to put yourself first, etc. It really does! But everyone still has days where they doubt themselves or feel like maybe they don’t deserve love, especially from themselves.
Your struggles matter. You matter. You deserve to be heard.
If no one’s told you this today, I’m glad you exist. I’m sending you hugs and positive vibes. You can get through whatever life is throwing at you, I promise, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.
Give yourself to permission to feel whatever you need to feel right now: happiness, sadness, anger, elation, shocked, upset, love, indifference, etc. Do whatever you need to do right now for yourself, even (especially) if it may temporarily inconvenience someone else. It’s okay to inconvenience other people.
Don’t feel ashamed that you’re not the same as anyone else. Because you’re not. And the sooner you realize that’s a positive thing, the better.