Yesterday was Sunday and many of us use this day to honor God – visiting places of worship and spending that little extra time in prayer, if we’re believers. Today, I would like that we ask ourselves how much time and effort we spent during the week honoring our selves. Yes, it’s important that we do that to – realize our own goodness and honor it. Too often we’re putting ourselves down – getting cross with ourselves for not meeting a deadline or not having the energy to do something we planned to.
“Honoring yourself is not about pampering yourself. And it’s not about turning your back on those who need you. The issues surrounding giving and receiving are deeper. Much deeper. By honoring yourself, you are respecting, appreciating, and giving birth to your best self so you can give creatively—and abundantly—in ways that honor others.” —Patricia Spadaro in Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving
You know you’ve honored yourself when:
- You have taken the time out to nourish your body with nutritious meals and exercise.
- Spent time doing something you really love.
- Not indulged in negative self-talk.
- You’ve said ‘no’ to anyone asking you to do something that either goes against your values or makes your feel less valuable.
- You’ve avoided the company of those who don’t respect you for who you are.
Have a wonderful week, people. Remember to be nice to yourself. ♥
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I love this, so very much. People often accuse others of being “selfish” as if caring for the self is inherently wrong. I understand how actual selfishness can be hurtful, but honoring the self is the first step of truly honoring others. I love the way that you have given this gentle reminder to be good to ourselves. Thank you so much. <3
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What lovely advice!
love this! Sometimes you need to put your own needs first and look after yourself.
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