There are days when we are able to love ourselves and then there are days when it seems like a Herculean task.
I had the image of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs playing in my head and then this image about self love kept popping up. Had to get up and doodle it at 1 am! as I couldn’t sleep due to it playing in my head.
Self love isn’t easy and there are days when it’ll feel like a Herculean task. There are days when just being able to get up and eat seem like all that we can manage. And then there are days when we can eat healthy,exercise and take better care of ourselves. And then there are days when we can accept ourselves with our strengths and limitations. And then there are times when we are ready to do shadow work, embrace ourselves fully with warts and all.
It’s a journey and there will be days when you’ll feel like shit and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean that you cannot love yourself, it just means that you need to take care of the basics and the keep going up the ladder(hierarchy) to reach the pinnacle of self love.