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The first picture was taken in November 2019 the second picture and the third were taken this month with 10 days apart. I’ve taken these pictures to see the change in my body since I started taking propranolol in March and I have put on a lot of weight as a result of the medication . I’ve never liked my body, my stomach and thunder thighs for me was always the worst part and since being on medication for my Crohn’s my stomach has got bigger and bigger . I’ve always comfort ate. It’s a bad habit I need to get control of and whilst I recognise this issue, it’s certainly a battle between food and medication and lack of exercise that’s the problem. I’m always body shaming, telling myself I look gross and it’s extra hard because with Crohn’s I often bloat and have days where I’m feeling that uncomfortable I feel disgusting . I’m trying to improve my relationship with my body. For starters I would never have posted pictures like this publicly. I always wore baggy tops or would try and hide my stomach with my arms. I would walk around sucking in my stomach all the time. It’s exhausting . I’ve never enjoyed exercise I’ve had multiple gym memberships and workout videos and have never stuck with it and have always beaten myself up for it but it is extremely difficult when living with chronic pain. Whilst it isn’t impossible for me to exercise, I just find it really hard and I recognise that I should never compare myself to the amount of exercise another person can do because we are simply all different and unique . Whilst I know I need to improve my relationship with food I’ve also come to the realisation that because of my chronic conditions and the medication I need, my weight is always going to fluctuate. . But I think it’s very important that we advertise self love and body confidence, to not only show others that we are all different but to hopefully give others the confidence to love there own bodies too. . Our bodies go through so much in life and I’m just grateful that mine is still functioning (just about) 🤪 🌟 . Tell me what do you like about your body? . #selfcare #selflove #bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #bodypositive #selflovejourney #weightgain

Remember to always find time to love and treat yourself. Take time out to relax, reflect and appreciate yourself. Our Shea Oil is a perfect addition to yourself care routine.. add to your bath, use after a long soak or as a massage oil. Our Shea Oil comes in scented and unscented. #selfcare #selflove #loveyourskin #loveyourself #selflovejourney #love #sheaoil #sheabliss #sheablissglow #shea #whippedsheabutter #bodybutter #loveyourglow #skinfirst #beauty #hydrate #simplebeauty #nontoxic #veganbeauty

“Every thought you think and every word you say forms a blueprint and your mind must work to make that blueprint real.”- @marisapeertherapy 🌸 #iamenough #marisapeertherapy #selfacceptance #bekindtoyourself #selflovefirst #selflovejourney #unlockingselflove

When's the last time you got really fired up about something? 🔥 When you spoke so fast and loud that people told you to slow down or speak quieter? What's that thing that you're super passionate about? 🌌 . You probably have more than one, but here are mine: ⚡ Harry Potter (yes, the boy wizard) 💟 Helping other people, especially those who need to build their confidence and realize how AMAZING they are 🖤 Injustice gets me fired up in a bad way, but it still counts. I fight that sh*t like wildfire 🦄 The value of social media right now - it's the babe with the power, yo! 🍿 How much butter is appropriate on theatre popcorn...and if you disagree with A LOT and layered, you can get your own, I'll have my grease-bag all to myself thanks 😂 . So, what is it? What are those funny, real, empowering, passionate, angry, joyful things that you just can't shut up about? 💣💥

Zeit für uns selbst ❤️ Ich liebe meine Sonntage! Weil da kein Wecker läutet und ich meinem Körper so viel Schlaf gebe, wie er gerade braucht. Weil ich im Vorhinein keine Pläne schmiede, sondern einfach so in den Tag hineinlebe und spontan entscheide, worauf ich Lust habe. Weil ich da Dinge rein aus Spaß mache, ohne den Hintergedanken, ein höheres Ziel damit zu verfolgen. Weil ich dabei meine Batterien neu auflade. Weil irgendwie alles so in Zeitlupe abläuft. . Einfach weil ich mir jeden Sonntag eine kleine Auszeit nehme und mich voll und ganz auf mich besinne. Ja, das liebe ich sehr!! . Hast du auch so einen Tag nur für dich? Oder zumindest ein paar Stunden? . Es ist nämlich so wichtig, dass wir nicht 24/7 tun, machen, Leistung erbringen, sondern ab und zu bewusst ein paar Gänge runterschalten, entschleunigen, zur Ruhe kommen! . In diesem Sinne leg ich mein Handy jetzt weg und mach’s mir weiter im Bett gemütlich. . Ich wünsch dir, dass du deinen Sonntag genießt und ihn mit Dingen verbringst, die dir guttun ❤️ Alles Liebe für dich 🥰 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #selbstfürsorge #metime #selfcare #selfcaresunday #zeitfürmich #abschalten #calmdown #relax #entspannen #runterkommen #entspannung #selbstliebe #selbstliebelernen #selflove #selflovejourney #selflovetips #liebedichselbst #empowerment #empoweringwomen #empoweryourself #selbstwert #achtsamkeit #achtsam #achtsamsein #mindful #mindfulness #holisticlifecoaching #holisticlifecoach #ganzheitlichescoaching

Lunchtime 👏 I love summertime because I naturally want to eat healthier and tend to reject junk food for the most part. . I’m hoping that with my healing progress I’ll want junk food less and less, as sign of inner health I guess 🙌 . And I hope that I’ll stop having chronic inflammation in my stomach and my bloating will go down as a result 🤞 . 💜🐉 . . . . . . . . #complexptsd #complextrauma #childhoodtrauma #traumaticchildhood #developmentaltrauma #abandonement #neglect #emotionalneglect #emotionalabuse #emotionalabuserecovery #attachmenttheory #scapegoat #domesticabuserecovery #mentalhealth #traumahealing #traumarecovery #traumatherapy #selfhealing #selfcare #selflovejourney #selflovematters #emdr #traumareleaseexercises #dearmouring #shamanichealing #shamanicjourney #quantumphysics #wearegaia

Hi! 👋 What fills your mind the most? Fear, worry, anger, fretting, analyzing why people do things and feeling those negative effects, or feeling appreciation, gratitude, love, excitement, passion, thinking of others and sending them prayers and good vibes? We can all find any of that at anytime. And, if we are not checking in with ourselves, negativity can take over without us noticing. Have you ever noticed that negativity has a stronger grip than positivity? It’s easy for us to focus on the negative aspects of anything and the universe will send us more negativity to see. But if we make the conscious effort to look for and appreciate the positive, we will begin seeing more positive. Everything we need is inside of us! Love you! 🤗💙 💙 💙 💙 #directedthoughts #gratitudeattitude #lawofattraction #worthyoflove #youmattertoo #gratefuleveryday #loveyourselfquotes #loveyourlife #divorcesupport #selfbelief #divorcedmom #healthythoughts #createbetterthoughts #peace #positivethoughts #abundancemindset #selflovejourney #selfcaretip #focusonthepositive #youareenough❤ #mentalhealthhelp #youareworthyoflove #positivethinkingonly #joyinthejourney #spiritualquotes #inspirationalquotes #autoimmunewellness #powerfulthoughts #choosetobelieve #choosetobehappy

Here are my top 7 self-loving actions: 1. Always treat yourself the way you would like to be treated: Be kind, tender and compassionate with yourself. This allows you to be whole within. 2. Honor and value what is important to you and create a list of your values. 3. Only do things that feel right to you. 4. Hold yourself high and uplift yourself with encouraging words. 5. Remind yourself that you are a sovereign being, which means make your decisions based on your heart and not based on someone else’s expectation. 6. Pay attention to the little guiding voice that lives in your heart--your intuitive guidance. 7. Remember several times daily to connect to your divine consciousness-your higher self, by pausing and taking several deep breaths. . And, as I posted before, you can also add a question like this: “What is the most loving thing I can do for myself right now?” . Please share one of your favorite self-loving actions. 🥰🧘‍♀️🙋‍♀️

You know what I'm talking about, right moms? The instant that bag opens or you pick up your cup or you put your fork in your meal, your toddler's sixth sense kicks in and you hear, "Can I have some of that?" As a mom you are always given advice from other people. Some of it is worth holding on to and some of it goes in one ear and out the other. Make sure your pantry is big enough to sit in so you never have to share your chocolate is definitely one of the greatest pieces of advice I was given as a new mom. With a big pantry, I can hide out for a few silent seconds, enjoying the solo quiet or maybe savoring some chocolate, before they're knocking on the door or sticking their fingers under or screaming for me because they can't find me. A big pantry is a life saver and game changer! I want to know, what are some of the gems you were told? What advice were you given that has helped you survive and thrive as a mom?

😆☂️🌈 All our small "imperfections" need to be seen as characteristic beauty spot making us so special, human and lovely. What helps me to do that is laughing about myself in weird situations I experience and reminding myself of the healthful effect of humor - again and again. 🍀 . . . #growthmindset #maslok #draw #drawings #illustrationartist #illustrationart #artdaily #artoftheday #artistic #creative #illustration #artistsoninstagram #healing #inspiration #imperfection #illustratorsofinstagram #artwork #lineart #linedrawing #lines #selflovejourney #illustrationdaily #humor #fun #blackandwhiteillustration #finelinerart #sketch #google #laughing 👩🏼‍🎨👉🏻 www.maslok.de

Happy Sunday everyone!!! We went for some vitamin sea today. What are you doing for self care? #bethebestyou #vitaminsea #selfcare #enjoytheride #selflovejourney

Today, I completely surrender to rest. Usually by now I am long gone on my morning walk with my pup, which recently has turned into a morning run.. which is a small miracle considering the pain my shin splints put me through for the first month of attempts. But yesterday I went for 3 miles! Of course, stopping for Happy to do her business and to take any pictures I deemed necessary, but for the most part, I ran. And it felt great! I am happy to be at it again, it's been years since I ran on the regular. But then I also did my first full 8 hour shift back at work yesterday, and by the end of the day, I was exhausted. And miserable. So I put myself to bed at 8pm. And this morning when my alarm went off, my immediate thought was "no freaking way;" my legs were aching and I could feel the exhaustion still hanging over me. So, I went back to sleep. Which is something I rarely do because I am so dedicated to my morning ritual of alone time and meditation and writing and self reflection. But today I deemed it absolutely necessary, and am I ever glad I listened to my intuition. An extra hour and a half of sleep helped me wake up feeling like a human. And I'm taking the day off from running, exercising, everything. Today is going to be the laziest rest day I have had in a long time, and I am sincerely looking forward to it. Because I know I am honoring my body and listening to my intuition, so why would I feel any guilt for that?? All I feel is happiness for extra rest and gratitude for all that I am ❤ I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday doing whatever feels right for you! -

GM! We made it to another day. Are you happy with how your life is going? If not, what are you doong to change it? #selflove #selflovejourney #selfcare #life #changeyourlife #behappy😊 #behold #growthmindset #growth #makeyourselfapriority #makeachange

Sometimes we build a wall around our heart for protection.. We've been through a lot.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which makes it hard for others to see.. to read us.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But there will be that someone Who's able to see those lines and read our story.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See our soul.. 🌸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ° ° ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @niyarashin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ° ° ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cherryblossoms #cherryblossom #selfprotection #copingstrategy #emotionalhealing #protectmyheart #oldsoul #healingjourney #heartbreak #poeticquotes #poetry #poetic #traumarecovery #patienceiskey #unconditionallove #selflovequotes #selflovejourney #newlove #relationshipgoals #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthquotes #flowers #powerful #heartfeltstory #soultribe #soulmate #twinflame

How do the doshas show up in real life? The doshas are based on the gurvadigunas- 10 pairs of opposite qualities. Hot + cold. Static + mobile. Sharp + dull. And so on. My primary dosha is pitta. Sharpness is a quality that runs high is us fiery types. It’s not necessarily good or bad. It just is. The "positive" or beneficial side is my ability to make decisions, to clear out clutter or to eliminate things that I don't need. In many ways this sharpness serves me well. I am able to get things done... another attribute of someone with a lot of pitta. In my own self-inquiry, I noticed where this same sharpness is sometimes applied to people or relationships. The opposite of sharp is dull. Dullness isn't good or bad. However, it is necessary in emotions and relationships. I see it as all the shades on the spectrum, rather than the sharpness of right or wrong. Sharpness is being efficient. Dullness is having a conversation just to chat, with no end goal or defined purpose. Sharpness is claiming not to be racist in any way. Dullness is recognizing that maybe I have underlying beliefs that I don't even know about or fully understand. And being okay to be in the fog. To recognize it’s a path. To not have shame about it, but to choose to turn on the light. Sharpness has also been self-quarantine for the past month. This week softening into dullness was giving a single, unemployed mom friend a break for the day and picking up her child for a play date at our house. Considering that mental health and compassion out-weigh the risks. So that's where I am at in understanding how my own constitution is manifesting in my thoughts and actions this month. There is not a right or a wrong way to answer these questions... just a journey of self-discovery. I'd love to hear what pops up for you. …………………………………… Need support in unpacking your own doshas, tendencies or patterns? My Simple Ayurveda Collective membership👆🏼can be your guide.

📒Кто ты по знаку зодиака?📒 . . . *:・゚✧ nрuвет,nрuнцесса,сnасuбо,что открыла оnuсанuе★*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧ இnocтавь лайк,u noдnишисьஇ ━🍼я стараюсь именно для тебя🍼 . ლ(╹◡╹ლ)Постой . . 💛У меня в профиле ещё много крутых постов,тебе понравится💜(@_magic_self_ ) . #selfhelp #selfreflection #selfcarefirst #selfcarerussia #selfcareroutine #шоколадка #круто #интересно #всевзаимно #взаимныелайки #лайкни #selflovejourney #selfawareness #шоколадка #круто #интересно #всевзаимно #взаимныелайки #лайкни #селфкареаккаунт

You can’t convince someone to care. You can’t persuade them to look at you the way you look at them. You aren’t responsible for proving how lovable you are – how worthy you are. All you can do is focus on yourself. Give yourself time. Letting go is never easy, but sometimes it’s the only option. What are you waiting for? For someone to change their mind? For something unrequited to become, well, requited? Stop. Stop wishing. Stop hoping. Stop sitting around waiting. Someone will come along and you won’t have to beg them to see you. Someone will meet you and all your wonderful attributes will be apparent. Someone who won’t be able to imagine a life without you. Someone who gives you the love you’ve been desperately aching for. For now, give yourself permission to move on. You can’t make someone love you back. — Kris Miller Art by @jooyoon . . . . . . . #philautially #todaysmantra #theartidote #aesthetically #aesthetic #artist #artistsoninstagram #writing #writersofinstagram #artwork #illustration #illustrator #inkdrawing #spilledwords #spilledink #artsy #art #arte #instapic #write #poetry 9p #poetrycommunity #instaart #digitalart #draw #selflove #growthmindset🌱 #selflovejourney

𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒅 𝑩𝒖𝒍𝒍 ⠀ Strawberries (S) have to be my favourite fruit, so sweet 🍓 @redbulluk is my go too pick me up especially with my ikkle one waking me up early in a morning ❤️ ⠀ #strawberries #redbullmuchneeded #simplefoods #ilovefruit #fruityness #fruitlover #foodie #slimmingworld #healthyeating #healthierlifestyle #progressnotperfection #iwilllosethatbabyweight #fitnessprogress #fitnessjourney #bekindtoyourself #mummyfitnessjourney #mummylife #ilovefoodtoomuch #weightlossjourney #weightloss #selflovejourney #bodycofidence #delicious #allaboutthefood #lush #plentyoffruit #allaboutthegoodstuffs

SELF LOVE SUNDAY! 💛 —————————————— So today marks the day I start my #selflovejourney ! I just want to appreciate myself as I am, not thinking I’ll be happier with myself when I’m slimmer, when my tummies flatter, when my thighs are smaller. Just appreciate the here and now. Today was refreshing when I saw a picture that had been taken of me and the girls without me realising, and I didn’t pick myself apart, I actually quite like it! So self love - I’m coming for you! • • • • • • #selflove #bodyconfidencemovement #bodyconfidence #loveyourself #lovetheskinyourein #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #dietlife #beyourownkindofbeautiful #beyourownmotivation #workingonme #workingonmyself #workingfromtheinsideout #curvy #curvywoman #mumlife #twinmum #enjoywhatyouhave #mindfuleating #mindfulness #resultswellnesslifestyle #healthyeating #healthyliving #confidence #rwl

ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE WEEK : Lavender💜 Caution: if you have low blood pressure this oil may make it even lower and causing you to faint. . . . . #skincare #essentialoils #essentialoilsforthewin #essentialoils101 #lavender #benefits #selfcare #selfcaretips #selfcareaccount #selflove #selflovejourney #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #physicalhealth #support #strengthen #strengthenyourmind #immunesystem #skinhealth

The point is to use the practice to liberate ourselves, and no just to jump into a different cage. Cit. Il punto è usare la pratica per liberare noi stessi e non semplimente saltare in una gabbia diversa. A volte la gabbia è il nostro lavoro, una passione personale che diviene ossessione, un'abitudine che non ci fa bene o anche qualcosa che amiamo ma che talvolta viviamo nel modo sbagliato. Quasi sempre la gabbia sono le nostre convinzioni limitanti, le nostre paure. Tutte queste cose che definiamo '' noi stessi ''. Ed è un po' come dire '' non mi tuffo da qui su perché non l'ho mai fatto '' e la vita ci passa avanti e noi per troppo tempo abbiamo creduto che fosse tutto lì il vivere, nella nostra testa.. In quelle frasi come '' se solo avessi... '' Eppure la vita è nel tuffo che fai e talvolta anche nel treno che non prendi. Tutto sta nella scelta che compi. Il mio consiglio è sii te stesso e soprattutto fallo con leggerezza e il tuo più bel sorriso, in questo risiede il nostro potere personale. 💌 Quando sorrido e quando richiamo il dono della leggerezza io splendo, oggi me ne sono ricordata. 🌻 Lascia I pesi, gioca ad essere bambino almeno un po', sorprenditi e sorprendili. Qual è il tuo intimo modo di splendere? #sorprenditi #sorprendimi #selflove #love #loveyourself #pattern #positivevibes #selflovejourney #happy #joy