Do you remember the first time you fell in love, head over heels as they say? How did it make you feel and what did it make you do?
We wanted to spend every waking hour with the other one longing to feel connected. Getting to know every detail about his or her life became our new hobby, while quirks that normally would have bother us seemed adorable and cute. The other one was just so wonderful to us. We wanted him or her to be happy and we were ready to do quite a lot to achieve that. It felt so good to be around them and time flew when we were together. It was some of the best times in our lives, wasn’t it?
Now do you have a picture of you as a toddler or young child? Get it out and take a good look. If not visualize yourself at the age between two to four years old. Can you see the amazingness that was you? There was curiosity and potential, enjoyment and laughter, sensitivity and wit, shyness and daring, and so much more. All of that was you. All of that is you. Are you ready to fall in love with yourself?
It works pretty much the same way as it did back then with the only difference maybe being that you’ll be loved right back.
Be kind to and think positive thoughts about yourself. Be grateful for your life. Spend time with only yourself and do something you enjoy. Feed your body and soul with what nourishes both. Forgive yourself for what went wrong. Lovingly push yourself to achieve your dreams. Take credit for what you’re good at. Connect with your inner workings and really get to know yourself. Take time to get silly any which way you want. Or simply next time you stand there waiting in line instead of getting your cell phone out give yourself an inner hug and allow the loving feelings you have for yourself to well up inside.
Whatever you do, be your own first love.