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On the path of self love πŸ’—..

It is not soon that i realize that the biggest enemy i struggle with is within myself. It is not easy to love myself and accept myself as a flawed human being, and the enemy within me attacks me with a lot of negative thoughts about me. It is exhasting and kept me to distance myself from people. I believe self love and acceptance is part of my medicine to my depression and anxiety. I am trying to learn it day by day, and it is so hard. Even my mind goes off over thinking and causing me pain and confusion. For years of my life i struggled with loving myself and getting myself out in the world to express myself, make friends, and just be me. :D This take months of work, self improvement and support. Anyone with me?.^^. πŸ™

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That's so wierd. I just posted a message that adressed that exact thing!! Hope you can find it and see how I try to deal with that problem. You and I are both great people and are definetly worthy of self love !!

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Hi Trapis! I will surely find it. :) thanks a lot. It is quite a journey, and im willing to start walking on the path. ^^ nice to meet you.

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Why not love yourself, other people love you. Easier said than done, but I'm working on it so I understand it's not easy to change our way of thinking. I think I'm a people pleaser at the expense of putting their feelings ahead of my own. Nice meeting you too !

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Oh! Yes, you are absolutely right. :) I dont got friends in my life, just my family. They cared for me and its been enough for years of my life. Back then i didnt really struggled with this so much until i got into bad habbit of over thinking too much. And comparing myself to others. I even felt i let my family down by falling and having hard time picking myself up. Yes, its more easier to say i will get better, but means nothing if i am not getting up off the ground. Thanks for your support and you keep up the positivety. :D Stay strong and i believe you can do it.πŸ™πŸ’• In a world full of hate we definitely need to work on self love as if you dont love yourself or be kind to yourself, how do you give that love and kindness to someone else? Β·^^Β·

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Sounds like you are getting a handle on the "I'm okay,your okay" thinking. Keep working at thinking that as I am trying to do. Not easy , but I think it will become a positive line of thought as time goes on. Hugs to you, kitten !!!

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:D hugs back to you trapis. Yes, ty. ^^

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Thanks SelfKitten!! I will take all the cyber hugs I can get. All the hugs in the real world too !!

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hey the most important love is self love so give yourself plenty.

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I understand. I do that to myself everyday. But I've been trying so hard to learn to love myself and that 'perfect' is what I make it, not someone else. But for me, learning self love is getting harder that I am almost to the point of giving up, even when I don't want to... BUT I do hope it goes well for you. :)

~Sky

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Its hard for sure. Many times i have given up too, but what is important is to get up after falling. I am here to support you, its okay to allow yourself to fall but its not okay to not get up after falling. Allow yourself support and surround yourself with good friends. So dont give up. ^^ :) We need support when we fall, that is why i am here for support. So many kind people here and im a kind person to. You are not alone in this. :)

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Absolutely. Good for you and your improvements!β™‘β™‘

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