Picture it: You have a rough day at work, so on your way home you stop into a swanky boutique and buy a dress that’s cute and almost, sort-of fits.
Or you’re on the couch, watching a Gilmore Girls re-run and mindlessly adding things to your Amazon cart, hitting “ship” before you know what’s happened.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
The truth about life for every single one of us is that in the beginning, the middle and end, the only person we’ll ever have consistently by our side is ourselves.
That’s why we have to be good to ourselves and have our own backs.
Marlene Dietrich famously said, “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Now that social media has been in most of our lives for over a decade, longer than some of our close “real-life” friendships, a whole lot of people are wondering why they’re still connected to people who quite frankly aren’t in their real lives for a reason.
We’re only human, so when we don’t get something we have our hearts set on, something doesn’t go our way or someone doesn’t want us, it’s natural to feel disappointed or bad about ourselves.
“What’s wrong with me?” We may wonder. “Why not me?”
But, what if every time we experienced rejection, we could know we’re being redirected toward something better?
1. You don’t have to endlessly search Open Table to find an available reservation. Or start your dinner at 10 p.m. (and practically sleep through the meal) because it was the only time your favorite restaurant had free.
2. You don’t have to get stuck with an expensive prix fixe meal. Why is it that on Valentine’s Day, restaurants only offer prix fixe options?!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and while it certainly is a celebratory time for some (we’re looking at you, new lovebirds!), for others, it’s a day they wish would just go away.
After all, if you’re in a relationship or married, there’s expectation to “feel all the feels” and do something extra special on this one specific day of the year. No pressure or anything!
You really are wonderful. And we don’t mean that in a “you’re really wonderful, but here’s how you could change” sort of way.
Nope, you’re 100 percent wonderful, right now, at this very moment. No buts about it.
And there’s more: You are beautiful, you are smart, you are kind and you are wonderful.
Our past is an important part of our history (it shapes who we are today, after all), but it can also be our biggest nemesis — one that’s holding us back from growing into the person we truly want to be and living the life that’s calling us.
All of us have things we’re not exactly proud of when looking back can come back to haunt us.
Whether you’re single, coupled up or not sure exactly what the heck your relationship status is, we can all use a little more love in our lives.
Having an open, love-filled heart makes life happier, eases anxiety and may even prevent colds (no, seriously!).
No matter your relationship status, here’s how you can boost the love in your life this new year: