Posts for love yourself

Whole lotta love

For the soul - Anupriya kapur - July 4, 2017

As I turn 36, if there is one thing I want to share with everyone it would be how I have made it a habit to constantly love myself in the last two years. Even though I’m not a life coach and I’m also aware that there can not be any one way to love yourself, I can still share my experiences. Also, I say practice “loving myself”, because it doesn’t come naturally to me. If you’ve spent most of your life in self doubt and with low self esteem like I did, then I truly believe that you will have to make a conscious effort to love yourself every single day. Sometimes, I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably.

But what has changed since I started loving myself? The answer is practically everything. The relationships that I really care about improved, I learned to detach myself to a large extent from things and people who don’t matter. I found myself believing in my gut feel and following it. Now I understand, love more and hate less. I trust myself more and fear less. I’m more calm and manage my anger much better. I find it easier to let go of unimportant things. And I finally got the courage to be vulnerable and authentic. Continue Reading

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You don’t have to be pretty

For the soul - Anupriya kapur - September 25, 2016

“You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’- Erin McKean

I’m someone who has been fighting body image issues all my life, and probably that’s why every word of this quote resonates with me. And I’m sure most women at some level fight these issues everyday – intensity might vary – the action and reaction might vary. And at times we don’t even know that we have these issues as it’s so deep rooted, so part of us. It slowly eats up our self esteem making us believe that we aren’t good enough on our own. That we need someone to salvage us. We end up spending half our lives pleasing others and some of us, our whole lives. We forget to love ourselves. And there can’t be bigger disservice than that. And I know it because I have started loving myself a bit after all these years of hating myself, and it’s the most beautiful feeling.

It took a lot of courage to get a pic clicked so up close and even more to share it. But the more I express, the more it liberates me; the more I share, the more I feel comfortable in my own skin. Be yourself. Love yourself.

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