Many people around the world have this emptiness or void inside of them without even knowing it exists. This is because we weren’t taught how to love ourselves properly and appreciate all the little things we do for ourselves. Instead, we have only seen how people tear each other down and we were taught to compare ourselves with other people and feel insecure.
It doesn’t help that social media is too abundant in our day and age wherein, we can constantly see other people’s lives and compare ourselves with them. This only increases the emptiness that we feel in ourselves and leaves us feeling like we lack something in our lives.
It’s normal for us to feel this kind of emptiness in ourselves. This is because it stems from a need to feel loved and accepted by the people around us. (We’re all born with this deep desire to feel loved, connected, and whole.)
In order to accomplish it, we often turn to our environments such as our careers, friendships, relationships, addictive substances, and other addictive behaviours to try to soothe the pain and fill the void.
However, what we don’t know is that the only way we can achieve filling in this emptiness is by committing to loving ourselves fully.
Why? Well, once we start loving ourselves, that’s when things start to change or the better in our lives. For instance, we start to look at ourselves in a different light, we start to value even the tiniest of achievements we make towards improving our lives, and most importantly, we cut off any negative self-talk that we have within ourselves.
Just having our mindsets changed and eliminating negative self-talk that keeps bringing us down can improve our lives drastically. When we start loving and believing and loving ourselves, we can start doing and achieving things that we might not have been able to do before.
In order to fill in the void inside us and make ourselves feel more complete and loved, love and appreciation should start within ourselves. It is not until we learn how to fully love ourselves that we will ever feel whole. To love ourselves even better, we should start addressing the things that have caused us pain in the past and deal with it in a positive way. (just as a loving partner, friend, or caretaker would do). We acknowledge our suffering meeting it with love, kindness, and compassion. This will allow us to heal and fill in any empty void inside us that we feel.
Value yourself and nothing, and I mean nothing will transform your health as quickly as this!!!!