Setting yourself up for success can come in many different forms. I look at it as a choice. When you make choices that serve you and follow those choices up with the proper actions, you set yourself up for success.
I used to think my weekends and time off should be filled with other people and activities - and while I certainly enjoy my #highvibetribe, boy oh boy do I love a good night alone where I can spend time with my thoughts and recharge myself. I became my own best friend in these past few years, while simultaneously creating the strongest friendships I've ever had. I realized that there was a correlation... if I became my own best friend, I could then be an even better best friend to others. Self-love is being your own bff.
When you’re making conscious choices that are creating your life (verses just going with the flow/doing what’s expected of you/playing by someone else’s rules), you’re actively loving yourself. Self-love ultimately means knowing your identity and understanding why you choose each choice along the way.
I got to spend time this morning with Sydney Weiss, creator of Seek The Joy Podcast. We had so much in common that it seemed like every other sentence was, “Same here!” I love when you connect with someone you just naturally vibe with. I asked Sydney for her definition on self-love -
“For me, self-love is choosing to be patient and kind towards myself. It's understanding that the ebb and flow is part of the journey. It's choosing not to judge time, and trusting that my path will unfold the way that it's supposed to, when it's supposed to. Above all else, self-love is a choice I can make in any given moment, if only I am willing to choose me."
Check out the Seek The Joy Podcast - you won't be disappointed! (Yours truly will be making a guest appearance in the coming months! 🙌🏼)