Leap to Love Yourself

February is the month of love; to yourself and others in your life. I believe it’s important to embrace this love month for our own unconditional self-love, don’t you agree?

 Being an aunt of over eight kids and being the youngest of seven, I understand how difficult it is making your identity a priority being a mother. Not only do I pay attention to my sister’s lifestyles, I have a ton of friends that have children. I know that your inner well-being, your looks, your physical health, your passions and simply your interests come after you have taken care of your children’s needs and if you’re married, even after your husbands needs.

I may not be a mother, but I know that you must find time in your day to love yourself and take care of yourself just as much as your family.  And I know you can do it! If you don’t, everyone suffers. So, the question is, how much do you want to love yourself? How much do you want to feel confidence, feel secure, happy, vibrant and alive?

For the past few years, my online magazine, Identity, has been the go-to resource for women to find and embrace their true identity.  I have a set of five questions that we call The Identity 5. I want to share question number 5 with you because it will give you a great starting point to take the leap in loving yourself.

How would you complete the sentence “I Love My…?” I want you to write down the first thing that comes to your mind.  Do not over think this at first.  So say to yourself now, ” I Love My…” and fill in the blank.

Now, I know from hundreds of women answering this question that 9 out of 10 of you will have said that you love your family, life, husband, sister, and everything but anything about yourself. Am I right? Go ahead, nod yes, it’s OK.

If you are that one who answered about yourself, whether it was physically or mentally about yourself, well done. You are ahead of the game, but can you take it further and deeper? Can you take it more frequently? Answer this question daily until you find more and more on what you love about yourself.

Now, if you were one of the 9 that didn’t answer about yourself, then this is your homework.  Answer “I Love My…” about you and only you! It can be anything because there is no right or wrong answer and most importantly, no judgment.

Start now and finish the sentence each day.  If you can’t find anything to love, then you better start writing down what you want to love about yourself and make that your mission to be able to complete the sentence with at least one feature or quality about you.

You deserve to feel self-love. Make it happen.

~Susan Vernicek

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Susan Vernicek is known as the Identity Energizer. Her purpose and passion is to empower women to get all A’s in the game of life, within themselves and their lives.

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