At the start of my healing journey, I thought I loved myself. I didn’t have qualms about eating too many calories, and I thought of myself as a smart, mostly kind person. Because I didn’t have some of the same body-confidence issues most girls do, I assumed I loved myself.
I was wrong.
When I started looking deeper into how I treated myself, I discovered a vast array of self-limiting and self-judging patterns that had been playing themselves out since childhood. I stopped identifying with my thoughts, and realized my mind was a tool that had been misused, one that had let in a treasure trove of voices who were constantly judging me for the decisions I made. These voices were subtle, they didn’t say “You are bad!” but they made me feel bad.
Why not try listening to your own mind, just for an hour, a day or a week? Let those voices tell you what beliefs aren’t serving you.
Simple awareness; that is the first step to self-love.