“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay
There is a lot of hype around self-love these days. The marketing and media worlds bombard us often with messages suggesting that consumerism is the key to self love. For a very long time, I believed this.
An advertisement would tell me to indulge in a high end face cream as a form of self-care. If I received a promotional message in my email, it might tell me that a lavender bubble bath would be the perfect way to boost self-love. Or I would receive a text notifying me of the latest designer bag on sale—isn’t self-love about indulging in what you fancy?
I was still unfulfilled despite buying everything, incorporating routines for self-care, and doing all of the other things that these media suggested to show self-love.
After following all of the guidelines, I still felt that something was wrong. I could feel the emptiness creeping into my heart, even after I had completed all of these commercial messages.
Through navigating this journey, I’ve come to recognize an overlooked issue that often lurks in the shadows of the pursuit of self-love: low…