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How To Learn To Love Yourself?

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We are, each of us, our own worst critic. We allow it because we think it is true. But we dont need to, we dont deserve it. Let yourself be exactly as you are in that moment. You’ve done amazing things in your life. You’ve made it through hard things and have shared, enjoyed beauty, laughed and loved. That joy gives you a glimpse of wholeness. And that is it.

How To Learn To Love Yourself?

We are, each of us, our own worst critic. I know that barrage of negative self-judgments that are going through your head. I know because I grew up in this same culture and I’ve dealt with them my whole life, too.

Let’s face it, if someone would say: it’s your fault, you messed up, if only they knew, I hate pretending, look at that back fat, OMG wrinkles, you can’t do that, they are saying that to be nice, they don’t want to talk to you, they need space, I’m annoying them, I’m so stupid, she can do it but I can’t, etc. to you, you wouldn’t be friends with that person.

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Why Do You Allow Yourself To Do It?

I think we allow it because we think it is true. May be we also think that we deserve those things. And if they are true, we don’t like ourselves too much.

But, do you know what? I don’t deserve being called stupid, ugly, fat, selfish, a fool or whatever my mind blames me for that day. And you don’t either. Fortunately, none of these thoughts have to stop you from loving yourself. Because loving yourself is about staying still in the present.

It is about letting yourself be exactly as you are in that moment. We don’t have to find it or grow it or figure it out. It is already there when the judgments stop. There is a light inside of all of us, and the negative self-judgments and fears cloud our view. Much of the time, other people see it even when we can’t. Well, I am going to teach you how in this video.

You Are Worthy

You’ve done amazing things in your life. You’ve made it through hard things and have shared, enjoyed beauty, laughed and loved. That joy gives you a glimpse of wholeness. And that is it. Be ok in that exact moment, even for a second.

We’re alive and our life has some purpose. Right now, it may not feel like it has purpose, but we can change that in a heartbeat. If you get caught up in all those negative self-judgments about yourself, you’ll really feel like you don’t like yourself when that’s not even the case.

You are a human being in this world, you’re worthy and you are amazing. I will keep saying it, unless you get it down to your tippy toes.

Jodi Aman
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I've dedicated my life to helping people heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I've created two Online Anxiety Recovery Programs: Give Fear The Boot! and Give Fear the Boot KIDS! for people who want to kick fear, stress and doubt OUT OF THEIR LIVES, for good! As a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years, author, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker, I've helped people with every problem in the book. By reflecting back the best in people, I help them break down guilt and fear in order to allow the person they want to be in the world to shine through.

Jodi Aman
Expert

I've dedicated my life to helping people heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I've created two Online Anxiety Recovery Programs: Give Fear The Boot! and Give Fear the Boot KIDS! for people who want to kick fear, stress and doubt OUT OF THEIR LIVES, for good! As a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years, author, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker, I've helped people with every problem in the book. By reflecting back the best in people, I help them break down guilt and fear in order to allow the person they want to be in the world to shine through.