Love,a strong feeling of affection.
Happy valentines dear ones!
So most of us are in red,expecting a rose,waiting for a text wishing you a ‘happy valentines’,anticipate to have some amazing time with the better half,etc; it ’s basically a day of expectation (well,that’s what we were made to believe).However,today I would love to share with you something I read in the Saturday Nation(the magazine pg 6 and 7)that really caught my eye.
First,you must love thy-self and the rest follows.
It’s a beautiful story of two ladies who talk about loving,forgiving and accepting ourselves.All about self-love.It’s very important to know that love starts from within and this day being dedicated for sharing love,remember yourself as you do that;get to award yourself for what you’ve accomplished and then appreciate those who are close to you.
A few tips on self-love(reference from the SATURDAY NATION pg 7)
Self-awarness;Being aware of your own character and feelings,in that you have a clear perceptions of your weak points and strong ones.
Self-care;Paying attention to your wellbeing.
Self-forgiveness;The ability to forgive yourself for mistakes whether large or small and knowing that you are simply not perfect
Self-acceptance;Accepting yourself as you are
Self-esteem;Having confidence with your abilities and most of all respecting yourself.
Setting boundaries;Knowing your limits(emotionally,physically and mentally)
With that said,have a lovely valentine!
(PHOTOGRAPHY BY;LAURA OWENDI)