Lilly Singh Shares Examples Of Decisions That Are Actually Acts Of Self-Love

From giving ‘Game of Thrones’ a desi twist to hilariously recreating Punjabi conversations, Lilly Singh has never failed to tickle our funny bones. In her personal life too, she has always sought to inspire and motivate people around her. Earlier, she talked about workaholics feeling guilty about having fun and now, she has shared interesting musings on self-love.

She began by saying, “Every time I ask people about their mental state or happiness or life… the concept of self-love always comes up. Self-love… the unicorn we’re always trying to discover. Most of the time the struggle is feeling like we don’t have enough self-love. I feel this!”

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She added, “I have one lazy day and I feel like a failure. I see a comment about my body and suddenly I’m bullying myself in the mirror. I had a reaction I didn’t like and now I’ve concluded I’m a bad person. In those moments I think “ugh… why don’t I have more self-love, maybe I’m just not worthy of it.” I trick myself into believing that even I shouldn’t love me. I generalize and what I do every single time is forget the millions of times I’ve shown genuine self-love to myself.”

She went on to list out these examples where her decisions were actually acts of self-love. She wrote,


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“When I fought passionately to dance as a kid, even though it wasn’t culturally accepted, that was self-love. When I stopped dating someone who mistreated me, that was self-love. When I decided to have a career I loved even though it wasn’t conventional, that was self-love. And when I decided my happiness is more important than people having opinions about my sexuality, that was self-love. Taking a break from social media…that’s SELF LOVE.”

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Today I had an ✨epic✨ realization that I want to share. Every time I ask people about their mental state or happiness or life… the concept of self-love always comes up. Self love… the unicorn we’re always trying to discover. Most of the time the struggle is feeling like we don’t have enough self-love. I feel this! I have one lazy day and I feel like a failure. I see a comment about my body and suddenly I’m bullying myself in the mirror. I had a reaction I didn’t like and now I’ve concluded I’m a bad person. In those moments I think “ugh… why don’t I have more self-love, maybe I’m just not worthy of it.” I trick myself into believing that even I shouldn’t love me. I generalize and what I do every single time is forget the millions of times I’ve shown genuine self-love to myself. When I fought passionately to dance as a kid, even though it wasn’t culturally accepted, that was self-love. When I stopped dating someone who mistreated me, that was self-love. When I decided to have a career I loved even though it wasn’t conventional, that was self-love. And when I decided my happiness is more important than people having opinions about my sexuality, that was self-love. Taking a break from social media…that’s SELF LOVE. And I’m sure you have your own unique examples. You’ve done so many things in your life because you love yourself. Because you are worthy of love and happiness. So don’t feel like you don’t know how to treat yourself well… you’ve done it before. It’s innately inside you. And you’re worth it ❤️ also I know this caption is kind of heavy so I thought a silly pic would balance it out 🤷🏽‍♀️ sending you love x

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She concluded her ‘epic realization’ by saying that all of us have this quality inside of us, sometimes we just fail to recognize it; and urged everyone to find our own unique examples where we’ve treated ourselves well. Time for some reflection, don’t you think?

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