I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, self-love got a bad rap.
It’s almost as if someone decided that there was only so much love to go around, and that by serving up a piece of that pie to yourself first, you were leaving somebody else with less.
But what if there isn’t lack when it comes to love?
What if loving yourself actually creates more love to share with those around you? What if love was a completely self-generating and self-replenishing resource?
In today’s LanaTV episode I’m inviting you to give yourself permission to love, honor, and care for yourself first.
Not last. Not after the laundry gets done or after the work project gets finished. Not after you got so depleted, you became sick and resentful.
When you recognize and fulfill your needs, you are able to give freely and joyously from the overflow.
Then you are happy as you are serving others because you feel fulfilled.
When you give to yourself, you are giving life the green light to give more to YOU: more support, more resources, more opportunities, more abundance… more goodness!
Because self-love is the foundation of everything GOOD in your life.
I know it might seem counter-intuitive. You might be feeling like if you do that something else is going to drop. Someone else’s need might not get met.
I promise you will be surprised at how much more you’re able to give to the people you care about when you take that time to fill up your own cup first.
After you watch the video, I’d love to hear from you: what beliefs were you taught about self-love growing up? Have you ever tried truly putting yourself first?