I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This But…

i don't know who needs to hear this but

…There’s an Inspirational Trend

All across social media there have been posts that start with the words “I don’t know who needs to hear this but…” and while some are funny, most have an amazing message and really have helped me and those around me take things from our lives and really put them into perspective.

So, instead of just re-posting the ones I have seen, I have elected to write my own for all of you.

So…

Self-Love

I don’t know who needs to hear this but,

Not a single person on this planet matters if you don’t have faith in yourself. No matter your size, race or orientation you are absolutely perfect. No one should be able to convince you otherwise.

Having love for yourself is the most important love to have.

Often times people speak of their first loves and they say the name of someone else. But, how beautiful, and I mean extraordinarily fantastic, would it be for someone to ask about a first love and you say your own name.

Loving yourself before anyone else has been repeated and regurgitated so many times to the point where it is almost cliche. But is it really? No. Nothing that can bring you a divine happiness and peace within could ever become a cliche.

You are the center of your entire universe, nothing in your life can exist without you.

Additionally, forgive yourself and forgive others. Just remember,  forgiveness is never for the other person. When you forgive– forgive for you. You don’t have to forget what someone did to you because they apologized or because you’re okay with it. You should forgive for you so that you are able to stop it from destroying you from the inside out.

Finances

I don’t know who needs to hear this but,

Money is not everything. While having it is nice, as long as you have enough to pay your bills and feed yourself it is okay to live paycheck to paycheck. Most everyone is nowadays.

Especially if you are a millennium or generation z, we are one of the smartest generations and yet one of the most under paid. You don’t have to be well off to be liked and you don’t have to have deep pockets to have fun.

Most times there are things that we have to sacrifice so we can afford to live, but at the end of the day even if you have ten extra dollars take it and buy a bottle of wine with your friends or talk to them and make a plan to start saving for something big.

As long as you don’t deprive yourself of the joy that comes from looking forward to something, you’ll always be rich.

Love and Romance

I don’t know who needs to hear this but,

I know that when we get hurt by someone we put our guard up when it comes to love. We become afraid to give and receive love because it has backfired on us at some point.

But there are instances that we need to know that “love” isn’t always scary. Love can be good. And there is more than one type of love.

Types of Love:

Eros: This form of love is passionate and lustful. It is full of desire.

Philia: This love is the kind you experience in frienship.

Storge: This type of love is the type you share with your family.

Agape: This is a selfless love.

Pragma: Pragma is a practical or realistic type of love.

Philautia: This love type is self-love.

Ludus: This is a playful love.

Mania: This form of love is an obsessive love.

And as far as romance goes, try not to be afraid to get hurt. No matter what the outcome it will always help you grow. You can succeed and learn so much more about yourself after you’ve been hurt.

If life was perfect and always went as planned how would we learn, and what fun would life be without mistakes and experiences.

You don’t need romance to be happy, but if you’ve learned to love yourself truly and fully, then there might be someone out there that wants to share your happiness.

Health

I don’t know who needs to hear this but,

Staying healthy is so important.

Drink water. Wash your face. Eat foods that make you happy and give you energy.

You don’t have to meal prep like a fitness guru or start any crazy diets, but make sure you eat all your meals and that you actually look forward to them. And again, drink your water!

If you want to look a certain way and make a gym schedule, then stick to it. There is nothing holding you back. There will always be a million reasons not to do something, but if you want it, you have all the power in the world to do it.

I believe in you.

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