By Melanie Walker
If there’s one declaration I want to make to the world, it’s this: I love love. I’m in love with the word “love,” I remember learning how to spell “love” in first grade, and I rejoice in expression of love. However, I find that even though I love telling others how much I love them, sometimes I have to ask myself:
Did I tell myself today how much I love me?
Do I treat myself the way I treat others in love?
Do I say mean, horrible things to myself that I would never in a million years say to other people?
The answer is, well, sometimes I give myself the short-end of the stick when it comes to some good loving. And I’m sure many could agree. Ladies (and gents, if you’re listening), we need to change that! But first, let’s be clear about something: just because you love yourself, does not mean that you love other people less. Self-love is not selfish; self-love means that you love and respect yourself enough to treat yourself the way you treat others in kindness. After all, we have to live with ourselves the longest, so isn’t about time we learn to do it right?
So here is my proposal. February is known world-wide as the month of love—usually romantic love or friendship love.
March is hereby claimed as the month of self-love. To celebrate the month of self-love, I have broken this celebration up into 4 different phases. The first phase is: 20-Days of Self-Love Challenge.
You will need:
“I have no words—alas!—to tell The Loveliness of loving well!” –Edgar Allan Poe
20-Days of Self-Love adapted from Skinny Mom’s Self-Love Challenge