Of course I struggle... I just don't quit.
Growing up in a world of “SHOULD’s,” I fostered an unnatural ability to conform to what was expected of me. These societal should’s, conditioned me to think there was something wrong with me. I was the problem. I needed to be different.
I was screaming inside with distrust for who I was and so fearful to let the real ME exist.
I have come to believe so boldly, no one can force you to do anything. I chose to conform. I chose to prioritize the worlds opinion of me instead of my own.
The real glow is when you stop waiting to turn into some perfect version of yourself and consciously enjoy being who you are in the present.
If you find yourself being unkind to yourself, stop for a moment, take a breathe. Ask yourself: Is this really what I believe? Am I doing this because I should? Or am I doing this because I want to?
This practice is called honoring yourself, and your own beliefs.
Choose kindness. Choose love. We’re all hurting at different moments in our lives. But don’t make it harder by being cruel to yourself. Choose to love YOU. Choose to be YOU. EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Love yourself as fiercely as you can.