Diary

Love Yourself—You Deserve It

Love Yourself—You Deserve It

Human beings love to spread love. We share it with strangers, give it to the people closest to us and then leave none for ourselves. When the love runs out, we forget to value ourselves. We forget to love ourselves. 

We’re here to remind you who your number one is: you.

Love yourself. Feel yourself. Self-love is so complex but it doesn’t have to be. It can be natural, simple, pure. When night falls and you’re all alone, all you have left is yourself. You’re the only person to count on, to fall back on. It’s you who’s there to cradle you and keep you company. That’s why it’s important to love yourself. You deserve it.

Human beings are valuable and we’re all deserving of love. In a world full of uproar, we always have ourselves. We should find comfort in that. The power to love and care about ourselves is within is. It’s as simple as choosing ourselves daily—waking up and opting to stick by our sides. That’s how life should always be. Love yourself because—you guessed it!—you deserve it. 

Understand Who You Are

Understand Who You Are

Like most of you, I’ve been stuck inside for weeks now, the days blending together like a movie on loop that I can’t just seem to pause.

I’ll be honest, I spent the first few days of isolation trying to ignore my thoughts. I did everything I could to quiet my mind and push away the questions I knew deep down inside I had to address.

But a few days ago I gave in and started listening. I gave myself permission to be introspective and find out what was really lurking beneath my mind’s surface.

What do I really want?
What is my purpose?
What is this global situation we’re all experiencing meant to teach us?

I began writing my answers down and, with each word, felt a little more comfortable with myself. I came to an understanding that I wanted to share with you:

This is an opportunity. We may never get the chance to slow down and reframe our thinking the way we can right now. It’s our moment to examine what we want most in this life and identify our true desires. 

I urge you to take this time to ask yourself the difficult questions you’ve been avoiding. The stuff that’s not easy to articulate but can set you free and help you grow. Who knows, you might just realize that the answers you were seeking were inside of you all along.

Change Can Be Comfy If You Let It Be

Change Can Be Comfy If You Let It Be

I’ve been feeling so many things lately.

Change has been on my mind. I realize that I’m the type of person who wishes for things to happen to her instead of taking action. I’d rather react than be proactive. 

The biggest change to happen to me recently? COVID-19. I know I’m not alone in this, but staying home to stay safe has got me thinking. 

The first days of quarantine—whether due to my anxiety or the general uncertainty—I spent my time on social media to cover up and forget what I was feeling. As the days went on, I got even more caught up in people’s lives. I was sabotaging my peace of mind and doing things that weren’t really making me happy.

That’s when I decided to take action. I started to filter what I was reading and seeing. I unfollowed the Instagram accounts that contributed to my stress and stopped texting the friends that brought me down. Doing the things I needed to do in order to feel better made me realize that I don’t  have to wait for a virus or any other external situation to make a change. 

I chose change. In choosing change, I chose myself. I did what I needed to do to make myself comfortable inside and out.

It’s important to train our brains and care for our minds as much as we do our bodies. So, I leave you with this: when in doubt, go for something different; reinvent yourself and open yourself to the possibility of a happier, new you.