I tend to feel uncomfortable when I say I have a blog. “Bloggers” are usually the people who have the perfect Instagram and look like they have their life together. My friends always joke saying, “So Skyla when will you be selling tummy tea and only be taking pictures in front of white walls?” Believe me I do love me some green tea but I do not think I will be posting a warm up of green tea on my Instagram anytime soon.
Many people see those Instagram famous bloggers and think that they will be happy if they have just one sip of that tea. In our society the way to love yourself is going to yoga, doing face masks, and binge watching Netflix. But let me tell you, I have tried doing all of those things at the same time and I am still struggling. So what I am here to tell you today is that self-love does not come from materials in life.
Self-love. It comes from your soul. Your passions. You need to find what you love in life. Do that. You need to know what you love about yourself. Focus on that. You do not need flat tummy tea or whatever that magic tea is to be healthy and beautiful. Do yoga because you love it. Not because you think you might feel like a “blogger.” Love yourself while you eat a big-mac. Because sometimes you need to go to McDonalds and veg-out. That is okay. It is okay to not always feel your best. It is okay to eat donuts and burgers when you want to. It is also okay to only have green tea. But you do not have to do what others do to be happy. You do not have to have the perfect life on paper.
You should do whatever makes you the happiest in order to love yourself truly. Be whomever you want to be. Look however you want to look. There is no right way to live your life. And there is no right way to love yourself. So find your own path and walk it each day.