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What If Your Only Goal Was to Love Yourself More?

by Ashley on May 24, 2015 · 5 comments

I don’t remember who I heard it from or where I saw it, but a few months ago, I came across a question that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.

This question changed the way I approach each day. It changed the way I interact with strangers and my best friends. It changed the way I decide what to eat, what to wear, and how to spend my time. And it changed the way I think about the future and what I’m creating here with Your Super Awesome Life.

The question:

What would you do differently if your only goal was to love yourself more?

Really, what would you do?

Stop trying so hard. Try a little harder. Be more intentional. Think less.

Go to bed earlier. Stay up a little later. Go out to dinner alone. Read more books. Drink more green tea. Eat more ice cream.

Stop criticizing yourself. Start recognizing your beauty and grace. Have gentle eyes (and thoughts) when you look in the mirror.

Start a gratitude journal. Pray. Meditate. Take more walks.

End that relationship you know isn’t going to last. Make a new friend. Listen when someone tells you a chapter of their story.

Bake a cake, just because you can. Clean your apartment. Call your grandpa.

Speak your truth to your boss. And your mom. And your best friend.

Go on that yoga retreat. Sign up for belly dancing. Paint with watercolors. Sing in the shower.

Dance naked. Take a nap. Take a week off work and go on an unplanned road trip. Start saving for that European vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

Wear your favorite t-shirt. Cut off your hair. Dye it pink. Get a tattoo. Learn to sew. Learn to play guitar. Learn to say no.

Be quiet. Be still. Move more. Write more.

Do work that matters. Be bold. Be daring.

Make mistakes.

Forgive yourself.

Try again.

Keep going.

Acknowledge your strength. Your depth. Your brilliance.

Acknowledge you.

What would you do differently if your only goal was to love yourself more?

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Akirah May 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

This is awesome. Will definitely be sharing.

This is exactly why I created the Self-Love Experiment. Loving yourself is such an important goal…and an even more fun journey. ;)


Michelle A. May 26, 2015 at 10:59 am

Love the power of a simple mindset shift like this! I also noticed that when I shifted my own thinking in a similar way, I naturally loved the people and things around me better and more fully, too.


Luzia May 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Great list!
Thank you!


cj June 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Inspiring list! Thanks!


Gary November 19, 2017 at 11:23 am

Love the list


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