We know self-love is not for everyone. To be honest we never really liked the term… we prefer self-kindness, self-compassion, self-respect. Really, all these terms are the same as self-love BUT for some reason (especially at the beginning, before Yoga and Pilates) we thought it was a little sickening. This was most likely to do with our years of continuous self-criticism and self-loathing.
We’ve come a long way, and now do believe we are worthy of our own love (duh! Of course)… but it took time, a little self-reflection and a lot of learning and un-learning.
And this is why we chose Self-Love as the monthly theme inside the MerryBody Online Studio.
If self-love is not your thing, take a read of these quotes to inspire self-love or call it self-respect if that feels better.
8 Quotes to Inspire Self-Love
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha
“Make yourself a priority.” —Unknown
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“Make peace with your broken pieces.” — r.h. Sin
“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’” —Oprah Winfrey
“Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!’ I’m proud of that.” —Kate Winslet
“Work on you, for you.” —Unknown
“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process.” —Rupi Kaur
Let us know your favourite self-love quote, we’d love to hear from you. And if you’d like a little more guidance on your self-love journey, why not sign up for your free 7 day trial of MerryBody. What’s the best that could happen?
Emma + Carla
Ps. you are amazing!