"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." (African proverb)
Do you ever look at people who are successful, healthy, and happy and wonder what their secret is? Why you can't be like that?
After more than a decade of struggling with emotional eating, depression, and low self-esteem, I realized that the reason I couldn't be happy like the people I envied was that I didn't love myself.
Nowadays, people come to me for counseling, convinced that they're hopeless. There's no way they can learn how to unconditionally love themselves! I meet people who say they envy that I love myself, since they're too messed up, worthless, unattractive, etc. to be loved. The reasons they believe this vary greatly, but the common ground is that they were made to feel unlovable, unaccepted, or worthless in the past and feel too low to recover.
Now, it's true that these habits can't be changed overnight, but with patience and consistency, you can reprogram yourself and develop true unconditional love and acceptance for yourself as the imperfect person you (we all!) are. Even if you can't meet the expectations of others on a daily basis, don't excel at anything, or don't look like a Victoria's Secret model, everyone should be treated with respect, understanding, love, and acceptance - including you.
In this guide, I will help you to:
Develop new habits that will significantly boost your feelings and actions of self-love on a daily basis
Realize the importance of taking good care of yourself and your body and how to bring this in practice
Let go of self-talk, behaviors, and people that do not serve you
Understand why it's so important to forgive yourself and not feel guilty about your mistakes
Become aware of who you really are, how you feel, and what you need
©2015 Ingrid Lindberg (P)2016 Ingrid Lindberg