2019 Is The Year Of Self-Love

2019 Is The Year Of Self-Love, So This Is Your Year

This year you're making yourself a priority. No excuses.


January 1st. Day one of 365. Endless possibilities. 365 days to make it count. What're you going to be focusing on this year?

If you had to think about that question for more than a few seconds, that's where you're going wrong. Stop thinking and understand this. This year you'll be focusing on you.

Yes, you read that right.

This year is about you.

2019 is the year of self-love. This year we are going to let go of the bad habits we once had. We are going to learn how to truly love ourselves inside and out. We are going to focus on mental health. We're focusing on you first.

So, what does this "self-love" I speak of look like? Well, let's dabble in that thought for a second.

This year, you're going to learn to be comfortable in your own skin.

You're going to look in the mirror every day and be able to tell yourself, "You got this."

You're going to be able to trust yourself with every thought and decision you make because you're confident enough in your own skin.

You're going to be radiating happiness and confidence, to the point where you enter a room, people are going to notice. Impossible you may say, but in order for you to truly believe this, you have to live it. Act confident, be happy, be radiant. Because you are one in a trillion, my friend.

You're beautiful and brilliant. Tell yourself this every day. Because once you start thinking and believing it internally, you'll ooze confidence externally.

2019 is also going to be the year where you stop apologizing. Truly love, stop apologizing for saying "no" to plans or for feeling a certain way.

In 2019, we are owning our emotions and feelings, no matter how silly you may think you are or how uncomfortable it may make you feel. Your emotions are valid, always.

Don't ever say sorry or feel guilty for expressing them. There is nothing more beautiful than someone who is so connected with their emotions that they don't feel they need to be sorry for them. You can say "no." You can love someone who doesn't love you back. You can want something different than someone else. What you want and what you feel is important. Don't ever lose sight of that. 2019 is the year where you'll begin to accept those moments of vulnerability.

This year you're going to challenge yourself and do things that make you happy. Been itching to try something new? Take the leap and do it. Wanting to ask someone else but afraid about what they may think? You want to do it, so do it. Scared to start a fitness journey because you're afraid of other people's opinions? If it makes you happy, screw everyone else. You need to push yourself to be uncomfortable. 2019 is the year we normalizing being uncomfortable. We're going to be trying new things, pushing new boundaries, and breaking ceilings.

This is the year for you. Plain and simple. No need to complicate it any more than that. 2019 is yours. 365 days for you to be a confident, self-loving boss. This year is yours. Make every day count.

Be bold, be brave, be relentless. But most importantly, focus on yourself and self-love. You got this.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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Life Is So Much More Than Ourselves

The lives we live are really so much bigger than just ourselves.


I hope people hear this loud and clear when I say that this generation of people and quite frankly our society as a whole has become one of the most selfish to date. I really hope people reading this don't take it as me calling people out, "throwing shade" or bashing humanity, I'm just trying to put out a call to action but in a more blunt way.

This generation subconsciously lives by the "me, my, mine" lifestyle. Everything is all about us, and what we want and immediate satisfaction or gratification from the things that we do in life. We always want someone to notice what we are doing, that we did it and we want to be acknowledged for it. Our wants and desires power so much of what we do and how we react to what others do and so on and so forth. Also, kind of piggybacking on that, we tend to believe or live by the idea that, "yeah it happens, but it's never gonna happen to me" which can be a major issue when it comes to decision making. This is because we don't think about how it affects anyone but ourselves, usually in the immediate sense rather than the long term.

With that being said it can become an issue when we choose to ignore the other things going on around us like, "oh, someone else will get it." and then things like the trash epidemic and the state at which our planet and country is in now. We have become so self-absorbed that it's to hell with everything else. The places that we call home and the world that we know is falling apart and we are all just gonna sit by and watch like nothing is happening.

I am tired of the mentality that we as a society live in, and how we try to desperately to look great on social media but do nothing about it in real life. It is time that things change and we are the ones changing it.

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