Buy this original art and frame in my Esty Shop.
and my second tattoo. In the painting Cupid tramples over violins, papers, all sorts of human and creative things. When we create we can be very hard on ourselves. We try so hard but what we make sometimes doesn't look so great. This can be anything we 'create', be it a home, a hairstyle, or a relationship. We get caught up in the way something should be, and if how we live or what we are doing isn't perfect or doesn't meausure up, we loose site of what is most important.
No matter what the circumstances, Self Love will save you. Whenever something is not working and doesn't feel good, immediately see how you can better love yourself in the moment. Regardless of the situation, no one can hurt you if you are loving toward yourself. How you treat yourself is most important, not how others treat you.
Women have been trained to put everyone's needs ahead of their own.
self - ish:
having or showing concern only for yourself
and not for the needs or feelings of other people
But a woman who is happy, with her own plate full, her needs well taken care of, is happy and able to then support others. If you feel like how you feel and what you want comes in 2nd to everyone around you, you are not loving yourself. AND GYPSY ART GIRLS LOVE THEMSELVES. If you do not know how to yet, that is ok, you need to practice. In any situation that feels bad, take a step back and ask, "What can I do, for myself, to love myself, regardless of how others are acting?" Then do what you came up with. Often this means saying no to what others want, or not tolerating lame behavior. Showing love to yourself to people who are used to putting you last will not go over too well in the beginning. And it may never. But this is more than ok. As you make loving yourself a motto of how you treat yourself, you will no longer accept anything less from others. You may not be popular at first, but you will set the stage the love you will feel from here on out. And if only you gives it to you? So be it. it will be temporary. When you are happy you will attract happiness to you. You will be like the sun shining on anyone who sees your beauty and wants to be near it.
Now, doesn't that sound better?