[URGENT] Message from Your Best Friend [ACTION REQUIRED]

February 18, 2021

Hey there! Wait a minute! Stop scrolling! Remember me?
My name is Self-Love. You might have heard my name before because I’m actually a very important person in your life. But lately, I’ve noticed a significant shift in the way you treat me. Suddenly, late on a Wednesday night, you allowed these two criminals Anxiety and Depression to take me away into a dark corner.

So here I am, in another attempt to reach you. Risking something unusual in writing you a letter.

You see, I’m responsible for the way you see yourself, the way you talk to yourself, the way you feel and so much more. Without me, Anxiety and Depression take the wheel of life. They are thieves. They kidnapped Fun and Joy last week, and now it’s only a matter of time till they reach the main office and take Happiness as well.

Remember that time when we climbed that summit? Or the time you passed that challenging test and were so proud? Or wait, remember that trip you did all by yourself?
Pretty awesome right? Back in the good old days!
I wish we could start creating more memories together. You and me. Deep down, you know I need to be a solid figure in your life.
I make you feel proud of yourself, I make you happy, I pick you up when someone leaves and keep you standing straight when the world is trying to break you down. I make you feel at ease with yourself because I’m your very best friend. No no, it’s definitely not that dog with the big blue eyes.
I am.

So meanwhile, don’t forget how loved and how special you are. There is only one of you!
I discovered some ways you can help me break the chains and get yourself out of that rocky place you are in.

Plan to do things that you enjoy. It’s okay to put yourself first once in a while.
Dance, whenever you feel like it, wherever you feel like it. At the beach, while in the store, on a mountain top, or simply in your bedroom. Don’t care what everybody else thinks. Put some good music on and don’t hold back. Dancing has an incredible effect on your mood.
Write down what you are grateful for – not only about your surroundings, but also yourself.
Say NO. This is a form of self-love. Many people struggle with setting boundaries. However, it is healthy and necessary.
Go out for a walk or a run. Clears your mind and boosts your confidence by making you feel good about your body.
Forgive yourself for the mistakes you made. You are only human.
Ask for help. You don’t have to do it all alone. Everyone struggles and has bad days, doesn’t matter what Instagram or Social Media tells you. Nobody is perfect. Talking to someone about your problems is the purest form of self-love.

I understand that I’m not an easy person. I need attention and care every day and can be very stubborn. However, in the end, I’m always here for you. Be kind, not only to others, but to yourself. For the world, you are just somebody – but for somebody, you are the world.

Your self-love.

For more on self-love from Low Entropy Volunteer Writer Anna Bernsteiner, check out this companion piece on Instagram. Leave your comments on any of our social media platforms, or in person at a Low Entropy gathering, and celebrate the love within all of us.

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