“I can’t wait until I lose this weight, I’ll be beautiful.”
“I’ll stop working as much, and spend more time with my family once I get this promotion”
“I need to study until I get accepted into Harvard, then I’ll hang out with my friends”
“I can’t stop! I need this to be absolutely perfect!”
We’ve all said something similar. We promise to love ourselves more once we aren’t a “work in progress”.
I used to. I told myself once I lost such and such weight, I would be beautiful. Guys were constantly shaming me and abusing me and making me feel less than perfect because I wasn’t their definition of “beautiful”. I’ve learned to love myself through the works in progress in my life.
Sometimes it’s hard for us to love the version of ourselves that’s still a work-in progress.
It’s easier for us to see the negative in ourselves and we have a habit of beating ourselves up. I’ve been there.
Without realizing, we are all actually works in progress. There’s always something to learn from and improve on. We aren’t perfect.
Love yourself where you are, friend.
There’s always something that we can improve on and always something to learn from. If you’re waiting until you aren’t a “work in progress”, you’ll be waiting a lifetime to love yourself.
– Elizabeth Louise