The Guide To Self-Love
The alarm went off at 7 this morning as usual.
I still haven’t figured out how to snooze it so I fell back to sleep again, waking 90mins later.
Feeling a dreaded sense of shame and guilt for sleeping in and therefore breaking my morning routine, I noticed how harsh I was being towards myself.
“You’ve ruined the day Grace”
“You’re going to have to rush everything now”
What a horrible feeling and when a client of mine recently asked how she could build her self confidence, I wonder why I forgot to mention: by sticking to your commitments and shutting your inner critic up!
My latest commitment has involved rising, earlier, meditating and essentially implementing a solid morning routine.
But I hate commitments.
They tie me down, lock me in and cause a sense of restriction that makes me go out and do the opposite.
Like when I got my very first job as a Teacher that was the exact time in my life I began partying, drinking too much and rebelling.
And then when my relationship with Francesco was becoming more serious, that was the moment I broke it off and said I couldn’t do it anymore.
Yet the thing about commitments is that when you stick to them, you begin to feel good about yourself and ultimately you move from self-loath to self-love.
So this morning to dim the guilt and shame I just remained committed to the routine.
I did that meditation, I completed the yoga moves, I ate breakfast and I wrote this blog.
In doing so I forgot about the late start, the lack of time and the critical chatterbox.
And so these are my keys to building self- love; gentle action, conscious language and doing what you said you would.
Ready to love what you do and do what you love?