If you don't already know me, I'm ItsMe the Self-Love ItsIt. I am just one of six ItsIts and we each represent a personality trait...a trait everyone has, even YOU.
Waking up this morning, I began thinking, "How much do my followers really know about me?"
You know my name, I've told you what I stand for, but do you really understand the role I play in your life?
Most people cringe when I say I represent Self-Love. They assume just another one of those self-consumed, self-absorbed narcissistic people. No, no, no, I am quite the opposite.
Loving and liking myself is absolutely necessary if I desire to develop a level of self-esteem that builds self-confidence. Loving me means believing in myself and developing my ability to love others. Aren't these qualities you would like to build within yourself and be able to encourage your children or your students to build?
If you don't experience yourself as adequate and valuable, how can you expect to help achieve self-love in your children's lives? Not an easy task to give to someone what you don't possess yourself.
Being ItsMe is an honor and exciting because it allows me to experience myself as special, kind and humble. It also offers me the capacity to love others and choose emotionally healthy relationships; relationships that are fulfilling. It's the very foundation for me to have self-respect and respect for others.
Ask yourself and answer these three basic but critical questions:
How much do I love, like and respect myself, and how do I convey that to others?
How do I encourage this feeling in those I teach? (My children or students)
How is this confirmed in my life?
Please don't answer these questions with, "I am a good person, I do nice things for others." These types of answers generally indicate that you mostly overlook your own needs and wants and suffer from low-self esteem. Low self-esteem frequently causes feelings of sadness, disappointment, anger or bitterness. Overall, low self-esteem creates self-doubt, poor judgement and choices, and a less than satisfying life.
My precious friends and followers, I want only the best for you so I hope this little bit of information makes you stop and examine your own ability to love yourself well. Remember, we are never too old to change and never too old to develop a healthy love for self.
Thanks for reading,
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