On your road to recovery, one of the steps you must take is to appreciate the person in the mirror. You must love yourself and loving yourself is the first step to fulfilling your dreams of recovery.
As humans, we are our own worst enemies, but in the same breath, we are our own best friend as well. If you are a self harmer, your body fights against you and creates scar tissue to prevent it from happening again. When you get sick, your immune system kicks in to get you well again. Why? Because your body loves you and it is time that you start loving it and start loving that beautiful soul of yours.
Pamper yourself. Do whatever it is that makes you happy. Go for a hike, a drive, or even sit on the couch with your favorite snack and movie. Whatever it is, just do it. Take some time out for you. Look out for number one in your life. Make yourself happy and remember that you are important too. That you matter just as much as anyone else.
Look in the mirror. Pick something that you love about your features. It could be anything, it could even be something such as your strength or intelligence. Look yourself in the eye and say, “I love my strength/smile/etc.” Say it five, ten, even twenty times. Say it till you feel it in your heart. Keep saying it until you start to really believe it. Loving yourself doesn’t happen over night. It takes small steps on a daily basis.
Then one day, when you look in that mirror, you won’t have to pick certain things about you that you love. You’ll look in that mirror and see yourself and say, “I love me!” From the top of your head, to the bottom of your toes.