Make 2018 The Year You Learn To Love Yourself

by Mark Anderson
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Make 2018 the year you begin to learn to love yourself. Let it be the year you become fully aware of how special you are. Know that it won’t be a fast process. Know that it won’t be easy. But nothing truly beautiful happens quickly.

Make 2018 the year you accept where you are in your life. Accept the fact that it may not be exactly where you thought you would be, but don’t let that bring you down. Accept your mistakes and your failures that have haunted you for years. Accept that shit happens. But also accept the notion that you tried your best, and that is all anyone can do in this world.

Make 2018 the year you try that hobby that you have neglected torso long. Make it the year in your life where you dive into activities that you truly love. Sing more. Dance more. Paint more. Do whatever it is that makes your heart smile. Make time for this, and dedicate parts your day for only ‘you’ time.

Catch up with old friends. Let go of toxic ones. Let it be the year where you cleanse your heart of people that bring you down. Let it be the year you fill it with people who lift you up.

Make 2018 the year you take yourself out on a date. Put your favorite lipstick on. Wear those high heels that make your legs look miles long. Wear your favorite black dress. Order yourself a meal without worrying about calories or your weight. Order your favorite glass of champagne. Relish in this time with yourself. Relish in this time, enjoying only your own company.

Make 2018 the year you accept your faults. Embrace your curves and the fact that you are bad at math and the fact that you can’t keep a secret. Life was never meant to become a place filled with hate. So don’t hate the unique features and personality quirks that make you, you.

Make 2018 the year you realize that you don’t need a man or a woman to make your heart full. But, don’t run from love this year. If it comes knocking on your door, don’t you dare turn the lock. Make 2018 the year you fully accept that your heart is lovable. Realize that you are beautiful inside and out and don’t sell yourself short.

Make 2018 the year of you. The year that you hug more, kiss more, eat more, treat yourself more, and smile more.

Make 2018 the year you realize your strengths. The year you acknowledge how awesome you are. The year you stop hiding away from the mirror. The year you stop hating yourself.

Make 2018 the year you make you your first priority. Live this year for you. Make this the year you slowly fall in love with yourself. Make this the year you fall — and catch your own damn self. 

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