Love Yourself First
Hi…Happy March everyone! I can’t believe we are already into March of 2018. It’s been a great year so far...let’s keep it going!
I wanted to blog about something that I have been noticing a lot lately, even with myself. I was just talking to my friend David Reali, he owns the company Love Yourself First and I asked him why he wanted to start a brand/movement with that saying and this is what David said:
“I chose to name my brand “Love Yourself First” because I had to rebrand myself due to a split with a partner for my previous brand and while searching for a new name, I was also experiencing a growth period in my life. As people, we tend to be selfless which isn’t a bad thing, but when it comes at the expense of our own happiness and even well-being, it can be problematic. I thought of all the times that I would beat myself up over mistakes I made and how much ‘advice’ I would give other people about self-esteem, confidence etc. and realized that I wasn’t practicing what I was preaching. So, I entered a journey self-love, self-care and happened to look at my tumblr page one day only to notice that a year prior, I posted something that said ‘Love Yourself First’. That’s when I knew.”
I started thinking… “Do I love myself first or even enough?” The answer was clearly no. I, like David, was beating myself up over mistakes I’ve made, but give people the great advice I should be taking and putting their needs before my own. AHHH! What was I doing?! I also noticed I was trying to find love in all the wrong places and especially from the wrong people. That in turn hurt me and then I started to hurt other people. Ever hear the saying, “hurt people, hurt people"…yea that was me and a lot of other people walking around this world. It was a horrible mess. How was I to clean this up?! Well let me tell you…it was not an easy process and it’s been almost 10 years!
I started to dig deep and find out why I was hurt and angry. I figured out that a lot of my hurt stemmed from my childhood. I needed to fix this ASAP!!! So I did a lot of reading (Untethered Soul By Michael Singer), meditation, forgiveness mantras and let it go exercises. There in my rawness I found the root cause of all my hurt and anger. I then started to forgive, let it go, and repeat. You don’t realize how much hurt and anger is buried deep down. It takes daily practice to keep this in check and it’s not easy. I fail sometimes, but the key is to not beat myself up over it and to give myself the room to grow. I'm always prepared for the next test though.
So my advice is to see if you’re hurting people around you and/or if you get mad at any little thing that is done to you or around you. If you are, it’s time for some self-love. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. It may even save your life or someone else’s.
David and I decided to team up and promote self-love this month. Yea, yea, yea, we should have done this last month, but we’re trying to make self-love an everyday type of thing. Anyone who orders from SEEK Naturals this month using the PROMO Code NATURALMARCH will receive 15% off their order. You'll also receive an additional promo code after purchase for 15% off at David’s company Love Yourself First. BONUS!!! Free LIP BALM for all orders placed at Love Yourself First!!!