This is How You Love Yourself

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You give yourself a break.

You give yourself some rest.

You take a deep breath and then another.

You roll your shoulders.

You remember that you don’t have to do everything.

You don’t have to be friends with everyone.

You don’t have to exercise every day.

Some days, you can rest. You can wrap yourself in blankets and take a nap.

When you wake up, you can lie there and dream for a while.

You don’t have to eat a perfect diet.

You don’t have to make home cooked meals every night.

You don’t have to go to that friend’s party.

You can cry about that thing that upsets you.

You can soothe yourself when you cry.

You can allow yourself to grieve what you have lost.

You can tell yourself that it’s ok. What you feel is always ok. Allow space for it.

You can put on some comfortable clothes and walk around your neighborhood.

You can notice the trees and the flowers.

You can come back to the moment, every moment, every time.

You have time.

You have space.

There is time and space for you.

Give yourself a break.

Do it again.

And again.

Beautiful reader: Here is how you love yourself: moment by moment.

Take a moment. Show yourself compassion. Give yourself some love.

MMMmmmmmmmmmwah.

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