By: Anne-Sophie Noel, IATG ContributorJanuary 11, 2016
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Tags like #wcw and #tbt have become popular on social media, reaching thousands of posts every week. If you are not familiar with them, they are short for #WomanCrushWednesday and #ThrowbackThursday. Similarly, there is also a tag called #SelfLoveSunday that isn’t nearly as popular, but in my opinion it’s the most important.
The idea is that on Sundays, people use their platform to promote self-love by posting uplifting quotes and complimenting pictures of themselves.
I have learned that if you regularly make an effort to love yourself, it will grow on you.
I wasn’t always the girl with the optimistic, loving, motivational attitude. It was quite the opposite actually, but one day I realized a negative attitude doesn’t get you anywhere in life, and I decided I had enough. I started acknowledging and focusing on all the good things I could find in myself, and eventually it was all I could see. There is so much beauty in all of us if we just open our eyes and our hearts to it.
Obviously I didn’t change overnight. It takes time and effort, but it’s possible to change your mindset. It’s possible, and it’s worth it. Self-hatred is exhausting. It drains the energy out of us when we have much better things to fight for.
Life would be much better and easier if we started treating ourselves like we treat our woman crushes.
At the end of the day, these girls we love, admire, and post about every Wednesday are no different than us. They are humans with their load of insecurities and imperfections. If we are able to see past that for them, we can and we should do the same for ourselves. We deserve to know that we aren’t perfect: we are beautiful, we are enough, we are worth it, and we deserve our own love.
How do you let your self-love shine? Tell us below!
Anne-Sophie is a French Canadian student and a music lover. Nothing makes her happier than singing along to her favorite All Time Low record. She’s a friend, a daughter, a sister. She is that girl. You can also read her personal blog, www.narrowdeep.wordpress.com.
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