START LOVING YOURSELF.
My all-time favorite model Natalia Vodianova photographed by Alasdair McLellan
It is SO easy to get caught up in life and for doing things for others, but at the end of the day if we aren't nurturing ourselves, then NONE of that will matter. When health starts to fail, when stress levels rise, when your schedule is SO packed you don't even see your speak to your family for weeks...is it really worth it?
Take time to pause. reassess. breathe. spread joy and JUST BE.
Start spending time with the right people.
Start facing your problems head on.
Start being honest with yourself about everything.
Start making your own happiness a priority.
Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.
Start noticing and living in the present.
Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
Start being more polite to yourself.
Start enjoying the things you already have.
Start creating your own happiness.
Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance.
Start believing that you’re ready for the next step.
Start giving new people you meet a chance.
Start competing against an earlier version of yourself.
Start cheering for other people’s victories.
Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.
Start forgiving yourself and others.
Start helping those around you.
Start listening to your own inner voice.
Start being attentive to your stress level and take short breaks.
Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.
Start working toward your goals every single day.
Start being more open about how you feel.
Start taking full accountability for your own life.
Start actively nurturing your most important relationships.
Start concentrating on the things you can control.
Start focusing on the possibility of positive outcomes.
Start noticing how wealthy you are right now. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”
Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are. Be yourself. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms. Above all, be true to YOU, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
peace & love