Self love was the start to my steps to happiness. It was not easy when I decided to make the change because I did not know where to start. I felt overwhelmed but it was time for a change. The woman I am today is alot different than the Farah at 25. I am confident and comfortable with who I am.
We women have a natural habit of comparing ourselves to other women. Its not a good thing as it triggers jealous or hate. This is something the book “Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur“>Girl Code” , we women are not enemies we are allies. The only way to know that is first to love who are from you face, body and personality. If you can do that the happiness will follow. I learned that because I was that woman.
The beginning to my self love journey was first looking at myself. I looked in the mirror and said to myself what I like about myself. It would start out small from my eyes, to hair , nose, arms and more until I was able to say one morning “I LOOK GOOD”. This did not happen over night but it was worth the journey. The 2nd thing I looked into was my mental state, Am I happy ? Why am I not happy ? Whats holding me back from being happy ?. I created a list of questions and answered them. Each answer sounded ridiculous. That brought me to ‘Grateful List’ , every day I would say 5 to 10 things I am grateful for. The list seemed to get longer and longer.
The 3rd thing I looked at was reading more books the provided me with ideas into self love. A book I high recommend is “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life: Embrace self care with one of the world’s most fun self help books“>You Are A Badass” it opened doors to new changes. The 4th, was to take time out from my hectic schedule to take care of myself by pampering myself. It could be the smallest thing I could think of such as mediating to having a hot bath with tea tree oil. The 5th, surround my life with amazing individuals. I have women in my life from my mother to good friend as well as amazing readers like you, who have had an impact on my life. I am grateful.
The woman I am today is alot happier from mind, body and soul. I get doubts from time to time but I am happier than I was at 25. I make sure I surround my life with amazing women who are like minded. We support each other, encourage and love one another for who we are. Its a blessing. My advice ” Learn to love yourself and take it one step at a time. Most of all do not GIVE UP on YOU.”
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