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Love Yourself First


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Saturday, April 26, 2014



I was so happy to see this quote, I had to nab it as my main resolution for this year (and for all of the years it takes) is to love myself. The other day listening to an IOWL podcast I noted Renee Stephens advice saying that if you find it hard to say "I love myself" then start by saying "I forgive myself." Once you feel comfortable saying "I forgive myself" then start saying "I accept myself." After that you may find that it is much easier to say "I love myself."

I enjoyed "The Happiness Project" so much that I purchased Rubin's "Happier at Home." I have to admit that she repeats some of the stuff from the first book but I don't mind because it usually leads to new material. I think she just does it for those who didn't read the other book first. I was excited to learn that you can request a signed bookplate from her on her blog. Now I have bought an additional copy of "The Happiness Project" for a friend and I am hoping that she and I can collaborate on a happiness project together.

Speaking of which, one of my happiness resolutions was to make a new friend next month but I think that having four resolutions is maybe one too many for me. I like to stick with three. Instead of making a new friend I will make a conscious effort at deepening a friendship (without making a resolution to do so). As a reminder to myself my other resolutions are to take a class, act the way I want to feel, and be creative.

Not sure how creative this is, but backstory first I gave my grandmother my favorite wedding picture. She passed away and I don't know what happened to the photo. I have heard that the people who took the photos keep copies of all the pictures they take. So next month I am going to go see if I can get a copy of that particular picture and then put it in a nice frame for us.

I am getting my first ever massage on Tuesday and I am nervous/excited about that. I am also getting a Reiki healing. That reminds me I need to learn more about what that entails. I like to be somewhat prepared. I hope you are all enjoying the spring! I love getting out there and gardening or riding my bike. Take care.
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WONDERS06 5/5/2014 1:29PM

    I have a hard time accepting myself. One of these days...

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COOP9002 5/3/2014 11:18AM

    Good word.

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PREACHERLADY565 5/2/2014 2:19PM

  Interesting...sometimes we forget ourselves. I still stand by Loving God first....but we are made in His image....either way it is the LOVE that makes it right

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RMP1966 5/1/2014 8:02AM

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ELSCO55 4/30/2014 9:34PM

    Wonderful

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GOOSIEMOON 4/30/2014 4:06PM

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LAFROGGIE 4/29/2014 9:16PM

    The path you seem to be on amazes me! Such deep caring about yourself. I haven't gotten there.......yet. But my path is going there. Thank-you for showing me the direction to actually go.

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PIGGYWAY 4/29/2014 2:43PM

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DISNEY4537 4/29/2014 10:11AM

    Great Blog! emoticon

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DONNACFIT 4/29/2014 12:56AM

    Hi I enjoyed your blog! thanks for sharing! I also have both of Gretchen Rubin's books and have enjoyed them!

Good luck on your journey to happy and healthy and loving yourself!

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KMRJPR 4/29/2014 12:13AM

    Wonderful post

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JUNEAU2010 4/28/2014 10:18PM

    I don't know if I'll ever got to love me, but I keep making attempts. I'll have to check out what you shared. Thank you!

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PJB149 4/28/2014 10:06PM

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/28/2014 6:36PM

    Great post

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DRPEPPIE121 4/28/2014 3:32PM

    Glad you're feeling so great!!! Good for you!!!

I find it hard to fully love myself though on my own..."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Without that, it would be easy to get stuck in my head and get overly critical of myself. It sure feels good knowing that I don't have to carry the burden alone...it's not on me...not on how I change my mind... but that through God my mind can be changed.

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying pursuing those happiness goals!



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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 4/28/2014 3:31PM

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ONESPOTLEFT 4/28/2014 1:51PM

    great self ego booster, thank you

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SNOOKS2013 4/28/2014 8:23AM

    Great reminder emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 4/27/2014 10:35PM

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SUZZQ4LIFE 4/27/2014 8:36PM

    I love massages. They are so relaxing and de-stresses me so much! Love those mantras! I want to print some of them off and put them on my bathroom mirror and in my kitchen. Enjoy your massage! Be sure to take a great bottle of water with you to drink afterwards to return moisture to your muscles. emoticon

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AJB121299 4/27/2014 6:42PM

    nice

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SAMMI-SAM 4/27/2014 5:00PM

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SHAMROCKY2K 4/27/2014 4:39PM

    I have only had one massage and it was nice and relaxing. I had been nervous about it, in vain.
Love the mantra.. Love yourself first! emoticon

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DOILIEQUEEN 4/27/2014 4:34PM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 4/27/2014 3:58PM

    Great Blog! Enjoy your massage.
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SUEPERWOMAN 4/27/2014 3:49PM

 

what an awesome message, thank you so much!

xoxo Sue

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FATBOTTOMGRILL 4/27/2014 2:55PM

    Thank you for sharing the steps to get to how to love myself. I copied them down on my journal. emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 4/27/2014 2:39PM

    emoticon It is always good to take care of yourself so you can be there for those you care about! I hope you have a emoticon week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOODYKEYS 4/27/2014 12:13PM

    I have always done for everyone else then maybe me. but since I retired jan 1 2014 I decided it was time to work on me and that's what I am doing. me first for a change. emoticon

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SHAPNUP 4/27/2014 10:51AM

    Massages are awesome. Enjoy!

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MARCIA_DC 4/27/2014 10:49AM

  Massages are a great way to love yourself!!! emoticon

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CREATIVEHEART5 4/27/2014 10:16AM

    Very well said ! Forgive yourself and Love yourself !
Hugs and Prayers Creativeheart5

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JACKIE542 4/27/2014 9:50AM

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SUPER_CIARA 4/27/2014 8:27AM

    So true!! Loving yourself really is the most important step.

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SHANE495 4/27/2014 7:28AM

    Great attitude. I wish that I could stick one resolution a month. Good luck on achieving your goals.

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ROXYCARIN 4/27/2014 6:33AM

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KSW1963 4/26/2014 11:36PM

    I haven't ever had one either....and it seems intimidating to me too! I'm sure it is probably one of those things that once you do it you wonder what in the heck you waited so long for! That book sounds intriguing....I will have to look it up on my kindle.

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DBEAU57 4/26/2014 6:07PM

    I've never had a massage either. My daughter in Virginia gets them occasionally and loves them!

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