Welcome to the Daily Dose of Self Love. This series will be about self love, self care, self esteem and self worth. Basically everything related with SELF. My aim with this series is to give you a daily boost of self love and self care. We all get busy with our lives and sometimes it leaves us less or no time to take time for ourselves, be with ourselves, wash off all the negativity that we accumulated during the day with self love, meditation, etc. The daily boost will be in an easy to understand and more importantly something which is relatable. So Welcome!!
Self Love Practice Tip #31
In today’s post we will continue to talk about how colourism and how can we combat it within ourselves first so that you can stand against it. The perception of yourself is the most powerful and if your thinking is tied to believing that you are less valuable, because of your skin tone, you must start with healing yourself. The first step to accepting yourself is realising what internalisations your have about yourself based on what indiscrimination has been said against you or that has been done to you directly. This is going to be the toughest part. This means visiting your historical roots and learning where the discrimination comes from. Start asking yourself deep questions to become aware of how you think and how you treat yourself based on your historical discrimination and stereotypes. Ask yourself questions like Who am I identified with? How has racism and colourism affected me? What are my triggers that affect my self esteem and thinking? Do I contribute to colourism within my race? The more you become aware of your pattern of thinking, the more you can combat your feelings of inadequacy. Healing yourself is a life long journey. There is no quick fix, there is no 100% not having feeling of inadequacy in life. You are and will remain a work in progress.
Hope this helped. Come back tomorrow for more self love inspiration. Until then here some affirmations for boosting your confidence > https://empress2inspire.blog/2019/04/21/sunday-affirmations-boost-your-confidence/