Have you ever heard of self-love? I did not really know if that term is grammatically correct, but it means to love oneself. It is an act of appreciating yourself, giving yourself a special treat, and the best gift. But something I noticed is that we focus so much on loving other people, giving them gifts, and treating them special, yet we forget about ourselves. It might sound somehow, but there is a way you love others and get carried away and forget to appreciate yourself at least once in a long time. But the good news is that creating a picture made up with words will be the best way to appreciate yourself with a gift.
Firstly, one might wonder why it is important that you give yourself a special gift of appreciation. However, the truth is you are more important than any other thing. Before anybody or other things, your wellbeing should be of utmost importance and pardon me if it sounds selfish. But some truth is better confronted early; do not be so kind, loving, cheerful, and benevolent that you get lost in the midst of it all. You might end up disappointing yourself because you will be surprised at how you might not see people stand up for you the way you did for them.
Different Possibilities of Yourself
I believed it is always best that you set yourself a goal, a challenge, or an objective. Strive to meet them, and each time you did successfully, always ensure that you reward yourself. In the long run, it will help your psychological thinking; it means you prioritize yourself above other things. This way, you are telling yourself that if others do not appreciate you or find time to gift you something, then you would not be disappointed because you have done that already.
As stated earlier, I am not preaching selfishness but self-love and self-appreciation. Do not allow life to work you into making you think you are worthless or do not deserve good things. Although I understand people have been through a lot, life itself has never been good to them, so they eventually give up on themselves. Life maltreats us sometimes by constantly serving us with unpleasant situations and experiences. Even though this happens, you must allow each experience to introduce you to your new self.
Each time you pass through something in life, your new self evolves, but you don’t just see it because you are carried away by what you have been through. Be positive about yourself, see the new man and woman in you, open your eyes to different possibilities about yourself. Look in the mirror and tell whom you see how loving he/she is.
Picture made up with Words
Part of the way you could increase self-love is looking at yourself, whether in a picture or the mirror. Look yourself in the eye and profess how much you are happy to be yourself. Most times, the mirror might come handy, but I prefer that you use something like a picture made up with words. Ensure you use your best picture and those powerful words that best define who you are. You could either have it printed or download them in JPEG, any of the two is good. Hang it in a place you would always see; it might be your bedroom or living room.
Then as each day passes by, tell the one you see in the picture that he/she deserves more and not less. And if it will be on your phone, make it your wallpaper and see yourself only as you want to become. There are many ways you can appreciate yourself, but below are some ways you can use it.
Everyone has a favorite song irrespective of the type of music we all have that particular song we love to sing. The songs either put you in a dancing mood or makes you sober and feel more romantic. And out of all the long sentences in the lyrics of the song, there will be a specific aspect of the song that is so dear to you, and you would always want to sing them at the top of your voice.
If you have a song like this which I presume everybody has, you can put the song lyrics on a picture. Having the lyrics of the song on your picture makes you feel closer to the song. It allows you to understand the lyrics more because you are constantly seeing the words on your favorite picture.
Favorite Quote or words
There many times that you get creative, and you pen down some words in your jotting pad. It is so funny how life at a point brings out the writer in us. Those times you feel emotional and motivated, and then words start flowing from your heart; you wouldn’t be able to contain them, so you pick up your pen and start writing things down.
Most times, these words serve as motivation when you are feeling down. Or it might be some words from a book or a keynote speaker. Either way, you can use a photo to text to transform your picture into every word in this quote.
It does not matter the number of pictures you have on your phone; there will always be that particular one that you so much cherish. Because it looks best to you, however, you can further make the pictures more beautiful by transforming them into words.
This list might look limited, but sincerely doing any of the two will give yourself a perfect personalized photo gift. You can either wait for an important day in your life like birthday, Easter, Christmas, or any special day. But if you see every day as being special, then you can give it to yourself anytime. The goal is to appreciate yourself; the world might not see you for who you are, but you did. And sincerely, people will never see or know your true self. So, if you cannot love yourself, then you should not expect anyone to.