I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out.
This is the final step in completely honoring and loving ourselves.
For the past month we’ve challenged ourselves to grow, evolve, and change for the better.
We’ve had honest conversations with ourselves, pushed ourselves to try new things, and to take a really long look in the mirror. We did this because we knew it was time to get out of our own way, and finally live our lives as honestly and authentically as possible.
Today we take the ultimate vow.
I want you to symbolically, physically, and spiritually marry yourself.
Buy yourself a ring, a bracelet, a necklace, get a tattoo, or whatever else works for you, and pledge to love yourself in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and for better or for worse.
I created the Heart Happy Bracelet a year ago, so that more people could do this. To make the bracelet even more meaningful a portion of the proceeds go towards two important charities. Feel free to check it out here, but remember this doesn't have to be what you use to fulfill this highly important challenge.
Just make sure you do this today!
Over two years ago, after I ended a relationship, I realized I was looking fore someone else to fill a void in my life that only I could fill. Three days later I came across a small ring that I loved, and it just clicked that I needed to marry myself. I vowed on that day to take care of myself, to love myself, and be the man I wanted to marry, so that one day I could find my equal.
It’s a promise that has been challenged over the years, but one that I always come back to, and has helped me make some hard decisions.
Remember if we don’t love ourselves, why should anyone else? This isn’t about being self-obsessed, this is about having the confidence to know what we deserve, and it’s time we started treating ourselves the way we would want others to treat us.
It's scary to completely love yourself in a world that doesn't want you to, be fearless!
You’re incredible, and worthy of all the love and happiness in the world, and if you don't believe that yet, you need to start today.
I hope that over the past 29 days you’ve fallen in love with yourself the way we all should.
Be brave, be bold, and never feel badly about loving yourself.