Appreciation April

As the month of April is drawing to an end, I would like to reflect on what we’ve achieved and how appreciating others and ourselves has helped us become better humans.

Firstly, it takes great strength to zoom into our flaws and compliment one another. Especially as we are scared of what others may think of us, or if it is actually true. We just like to be in our own world and just be comfortable. And that is okay, but a little act of kindness or compliment can go a long way.

We don’t know the battles that others are facing. And as true as it is, sometimes a compliment is all they need. But, we can’t always put ourselves in each other’s shoes. And we can’t always tell the intentions of others. What we can do is make sure that our side of the world is full of positivity and pours out love. Everyone deserves to be love.

Especially ourselves. We are our biggest critic and sometimes, our biggest enemy. magnifying things and pointing at each bit of crack you see. Without appreciating the healing and the journey you’ve gone through to see those cracks. In short, the love we have for ourselves will reflect onto others. But there’s a difference between self-love and selfishness. And understanding the line between them is important.

Self-love is defined as regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Selfishness is defined as the quality or state of being selfish; lack of consideration for other people.

By giving ourselves more self-love we can boost our own level of happiness and satisfaction in life because we love ourselves with all our flaws and weaknesses.

So as Appreciation April is drawing to an end, remember to love yourself and love others

 

Appreciate your insecurities

After an interesting week, of both good and bad news, I was musing about how some of don’t appreciate our natural beauty enough. Let me start with myself. I can’t go out without eyeliner some eyeshadow and lipstick, to me, that is minimal makeup. But I realised that each night when I take off my makeup I fall in love with myself again. I always ask myself why do I need to cover this up?

Am I not enough for my own self? And the answer should be that I am enough. I love my face and my eyes and lips and use my makeup to accentuate or highlight those features. But what is unhealthy is how I can’t go out without them. And many times I do have months that I go eyeliner free or lipstick free and they are so liberating! I get to appreciate my natural self a bit more. appreciate the natural lip colour that I have and also how everything fits perfectly together.

And I know many of us are like that, especially us women. Why are we afraid of our natural face? What is the worse that can happen? We may not look as “awake” as we should but by drinking plenty of water, keeping refreshed with fruits and vegetables will help that. We may have acne and there are also many natural remedies to help with those. My point is, what we are insecure about is what another person is praying for. And all we need to do is zoom in a bit under a microscope and love ourselves.

So, I challenge you this week to love that side of you that you always cover up. Accept what it is but also accept that it doesn’t define you. You are beautiful and special and that all shows from within, not because of some spots.