What do you love about yourself? Seems like a pretty simple and straight-forward question, doesn't it? But sometimes, it seems like best parts of ourselves are the only things we can't see. Have a question? I'd love to hear it, so feel free to email me (mellow1422 [at] aol) or ask me on Facebook or Twitter, friends! Today's question...
What are some Melissa-isms that boost your mood?
The greatest love affair you’ll ever have is with…yourself
I’ll be the first to admit that my physical disability has impacted my love life. At first, I kept wondering what was wrong with me: Do I scare guys away? Is there some inherent flaw within me? But then it dawned on me: I wasn’t comfortable with myself, in my own skin. The moment I stopped being so self-conscious of my body and started really loving myself for who I was, suddenly, I wasn’t so eager to find The One. And I also realized that any guy who can’t handle my disability isn’t even worth my time in the end.
Enjoy your favorite comfort foods – or sodas!
The power of comfort food is lost on some people, and, frankly, this is quite sad. Comfort food is by its very nature comforting. It’s soothing. It’s like when my mother says, “Ahh,” and I can tell she’s got that wonderful feeling in her throat because she’s just had that first sip of Diet Coke; this is usually before 11 a.m., mind you. There’s nothing like comfort food. I myself prefer the lovely taste of macaroni and cheese or a large donut with several gooey layers of frosting. Life can be so chaotic around you, but if you’re surrounded with your favorite foods, it just might help in making you feel like you can conquer the world.
Give – and receive – hugs
Neither my mother nor my sister are big huggers. I am. So, naturally, this can cause some tension sometimes and lots of uttering of the phrase, “Please respect my personal space.” But there’s power in hugs, in knowing that someone cares about you and wants you to feel safe. I’ve always thought that those who say they’re adverse to hugging are the ones who need it the most. So go and hug someone you love today. And maybe even bring them a donut too.
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