Love yourself. No one is going to love you the way you love you. – Tati Green

If your friend told you that you were dumb, would you feel good about that?

If your partner told you that you were ugly, would you be okay with that?

If your roommate told you that everything you put on made you look hideous, would you take that?

If your loved one told you that you were unlovable, would you take that?

If you wouldn’t tolerate that from someone else, why would you say negative things to yourself?

The relationship you have with yourself is the single most important relationship you will ever have. Think about the things you say to yourself. Think about the things you tell yourself in the mirror. Negative self-talk is a sure fire way to destroy your self-esteem. If you keep telling yourself how you aren’t pretty enough, smart enough, good enough, you’re going to start to believe it. So you need to stop.

Stop with the negative self-talk.

Stop with the excessive criticism.

Stop putting yourself down.

Just stop!

The relationship you have with yourself is vital because the way you treat yourself is the blueprint to how you will allow others to treat you. The way you love yourself will teach others how to love you.

So treat yourself well.

Take care of yourself.

Be kind to yourself.

Love yourself.

You deserve it.

When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green

“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.

Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.

My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.

My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.

At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t think it would be caused by a guy I’ve never met. And I damn sure didn't think he would end up holding my future in his hands in more ways than one.

Danielle Allen is a lover of football, fashion, film and fiction. Married to the yin to her yang, Danielle spends most of her time with her husband, family and friends. From karaoke nights to vacationing and everything in between, she enjoys making the most out of the life in which she’s been blessed. Danielle spends her days teaching and event planning and her nights writing.

Danielle Allen is the author of the Back to Life Series (Back to Life, Back to Reality, Back to December*), Love Discovered in New York, Autumn & Summer, the Heartache Series (Heartache, Heartfelt, Heartless*) and Work Song.


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