self-love noun : Definition: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness
After a horrible breakup I decided to go on a “man fast.” I made a decision to give up on relationships for a little while. There are many reasons why I decided to go on one.
In every relationship I could never be myself 100%.
I was losing myself.
I was tired of failed relationships.
I wasn’t genuinely happy in my relationships.
Honestly, I didn’t know what I wanted or needed in a relationship.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
After reading MISSTNKING blog “3 reasons why every women should go on a ‘manfast'” I was inspired. A “man fast” is when you take a break from non platonic relationships with the opposite sex and focus on yourself & god.
At the beginning of the “man fast” it was VERY challenging.
There were times when I almost threw in the towel and sent that “hey stranger” text. But, I knew that this “man fast” was something that I was serious about.
I wanted to fall madly in love with myself all over again. I wanted to get to know me better.
“When you learn to love yourself, your taste in men will change “
My prayer life got better. Everyday I prayed for guidance, strength and forgiveness.
My relationship with God also grew and is continuing to grow each day.
With the help of the “man fast”, prayer & God I’m stronger, wiser and better than before. I have fallen madly in love with myself. Not just the physical appearance but the beautiful person that is on the inside.
Don’t be afraid to be who you are. That is the best thing that you can be. It makes you unique!
“How do you find self love? You dig. You isolate and you ache from being lonely. You heal. You accept, you look in the mirror and see God.”
Self love is the best love. I don’t allow any one to mistreat me, disrespect me or hurt me. I don’t push my feelings to the side, I stand up for myself and I know how I should be treated.
I’m a beautiful Queen who will be respected and adored by her King.
Love yourself first and everything else will fall into place. Remember that people will hurt you, use you and treat you poorly because you allow them to. So, raise your standards because what you allow is what will continue. Love yourself or nobody else will.