Self-love, self- respect, self-esteem, self-approval, the only person who can give these to you is yourself. The same is true for happiness, no one can give it to us but ourselves. So why do we wait for certain things to happen to be happy?
We postpone happiness for someday, we convince ourselves that life will be better after we meet “the one”, or after we get married, after we have a baby, after we get that big promotion, after we drive that car, after this, after that- the list never ends.
The truth is there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, then when? Life will always be filled with changes and challenges. It’s best to decide to be happy anyway.
We shouldn’t be waiting until “life is perfect” to be happy, otherwise, we could be waiting for a very long time.
As we go through our ups and downs, as we cry, we learn to dance again; as we fail, we get back up again; as we cry, our smile returns again… I am convinced that in our pursuit for success we can be happy, as imperfect as things are, as crazy life is, we can be happy if we give ourselves permission to be.
This is the art of being good to yourself- taking responsibility of your own happiness.
We can’t expect other people to come into our lives and take us to fancy places, buy us fancy gadgets, shower us with compliments and treat us like gold when we don’t even do that for ourselves? We must learn to prioritize our own happiness first.
No one is coming to make you happy, you are all you’ve got. It’s up to you today, make yourself happy.
So go ahead, be happy, take yourself out for lunch, buy yourself that shoe you have been eyeing, do your hair, get your nails painted, whatever makes you happy. Give yourself star treatment. Truth be told, no one wants to be with someone is not good to themselves, you cannot love me if you don’t love yourself.
Be good to yourself.