What is your biggest struggle with loving yourself?

February 13th is National “Love Yourself Day“. My biggest struggle with loving myself is the habit of putting the responsibility of everyone’s happiness upon my shoulder. Since I live in a home with 5 people, 2 who have learning disability, 3 that have mental illness issues and 3 that are teenagers and 2 have chronic health issues, happiness can be difficult to come by.Ā  Rarely is everyone happy at the same time. Someone always seems to be struggling. Because of this, I often feel like I’m failing at motherhood, at being a wife and a human being.

I know rationally that I cannot be responsible for other people’s happiness. It’s difficult to step away from the habit especially when it has to do with my loved ones.

It’s also not the responsibility of my loved ones to be happy to make sure I’m happy.

What is your biggest struggle with loving yourself?

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  1. I think my biggest problem with loving myself is when I’m reminded of how my siblings look down on me due to having a mental illness. Although, recently… I have accepted that I can’t control what they think of me, nor do I give a rats ass anymore.
    I love me, and that’s all that counts. šŸ˜Š

    1. Luckily (I think) my sibling also struggle with mental illness so no one could look down on the other. Iā€™m sorry you have to go through that. I think you are amazing! I always enjoy reading you responses. šŸ™‚

      1. Aww, you are so sweet. Thank you!šŸ˜Š Luckily, my sister lives in Florida, I don’t speak to her, nor have to see her face. My brother on the other hand, is another story in it of itself. He needs to see a therapist/psychiatrist and refuses because I see them. Hell, I look at it this way… I’m getting the help I need, and feel better for it. Isn’t that all that matters? Yup! šŸ˜Š
        Now, don’t forget to give yourself some self-love and think positively. It does work, and you deserve it!!! (((Hugs)))

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