Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.
It’s valentine’s day today and a great day to focus on self love. Loving yourself is often the most difficult person to love. We always look at other people with such awe and amazement, but we look at our own selves with judgement and doubt. Why is it that the one person who knows how hard you work every single day, is the one person who is the hardest on you. We also question what we do, think what if, or if only….. and yet…. If the same observations were being made of a good friend, we’d tell them “it’s ok”, “you did amazing”, “give yourself some grace”.
I won’t hide it, I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s day. It has a pretty shady past in my life starting with a teenage boyfriend who decided to break up with me on Valentine’s day, not the best day to do it …. just in case you were considering it. To top it off, I’ve had a really shitty week fueled by hate and anger of other people. My anxiety has been through the roof, and I’m definitely not feeling my best self. However, I’m not going to let this negativity take over.
I was recently attacked by a very angry individual. I didn’t do anything other than just be me, but I was attacked over and over again with words of hate pointed towards me and to my fellow yoga teachers at the studio. My back went up, I went into defense mode to try to get this person out of my life. I’m an extremely sensitive person, so things like this will throw me for a pretty big loop. When my anxiety takes over, I lose focus, I start to shake, I typically have breathing issue, and this is just a few things that happen as a result of a personal attack. This was just one of a few things that