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The place where the love and growth starts from within

 

Being true to yourself can get you farther in life then you can ever imagine. People are always thinking about what other people think of them which is just hurting you and slowing you down in the long run. People should be able to love themselves for who they are and not worry about what anyone else thinks. Putting yourself first is what’s important to succeeding and loving yourself.

  Understanding You

Loving yourself is like giving your soul a cozy hug, it’s all about accepting who you are, flaws and all. When people accept their flaws and mistakes that leads to more success, as you can recognize where you went wrong. This can help make anyone bounce back from any mishap that they’ve faced. But being able to just love yourself out of nowhere isn’t easy. The root starts when you’re a kid and you start school and grow up. You start to see how everyone is different and unique in their own way. 

 

“Learning that the wisest thing you can do is be on your own side” (medium.com)

 

At that age where you as a kid where you want to make friends and fit in with everyone else, is when you realize that you’re you in your own way. Getting to know your own personality is just as significant as getting to know someone else. Once you learn more about yourself you will also learn how to approach situations. As a kid if someone didn’t want to be your friend or if you didn’t even have any friends was usually a really big insecurity for most kids. This can cause self-doubting like you’re not good enough or there’s something wrong with you. But this is where practicing to love yourself comes in to make a difference. 

 

“Self love is the best love” (vectorstock.com)

 

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Sarah- Sarah is a 20 year college student from CT state community college. She has stated that when she is feeling down about herself she likes to do a special self-care and relaxing routine. She likes to journal her days which is like a debrief for her and take a long relaxing bath.

Nicholas- Nicholas is a 20 year old who has attended ACE before, when he is feeling down he stated that he likes to do things that make him happy like play his video games or spend time with his mom.

Overall learning to love yourself is a process, a process in which you feel like you’re making progress but then it all goes downhill. You will have your ups and downs days, but each day you will learn something from it. 

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Isabella Bretas, Staff Writer
I interviewed Isabella but her nickname is Bella, she's a senior in high school born on february 18. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Brazilian music, specifically the song Covarde. She likes to watch Netflix in her free time and she watches Black Mirror. When she gets older she would like to be a dietitian. Her favorite quote is “play stupid games and win stupid prizes.”
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