10 Reasons Self Love is Sweeter than Christmas Morning

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Written by Jennifer Harbaugh

What is your opinion on self-love? Do you have success in embracing yourself? Join author Jennifer Harbaugh as she shares “10 Reasons Self Love is Sweeter than Christmas Morning.”

What is your opinion on self-love? Do you have success in embracing yourself? Join author Jennifer Harbaugh as she shares “10 Reasons Self Love is Sweeter than Christmas Morning.”

Are you one of those people who are looking forward to getting presents on Christmas, just to feel better for two reasons: 1) that someone cares about you and 2) to ignore the unhappiness and loneliness that is building up in your heart?

You have to think about what self love means and understand why it is the number one priority in your life.

In other words, if you have success in embracing yourself then here’s 10 reasons why self love is sweeter than Christmas morning:

  • With your self-love, you can share some of that love with others on Christmas morning. You can’t love anyone else if you can’t love yourself.
  • On Christmas, you always get the wrong kind of presents from anyone who thinks they know you but they really don’t. Wrong size. Wrong type. Wrong pattern. With self-love, there is no such thing as getting something that is wrong for you.
  • Loving yourself leads to self discovery, you discover many things you didn’t realize you could do and that is a gift you get everyday compared to just opening presents on Christmas morning for 30 minutes or less.
  • Loving yourself makes you look at yourself and realize your short comings & try to improve on them instead of on Christmas morning everything is considered “perfect.”
  • Christmas is one of those depressing days during the year for many people because they don’t have a family, a home, and etc. This is the time of the year, you can use your self love to give others what they need because you already have what you need.
  • With self love, you will come to find that you don’t need material things to make you happy, so on Christmas morning, material things are just a bonus for you.
  • On Christmas morning, it is the only time you may see your family the entire year besides Thanksgiving… With your self-love, you get to see them everyday because they are such a part of the loving yourself process.
  • On Christmas morning when the lights are on the tree, the snow is falling every one is acting like there is not a problem in the world when we love ourselves enough to acknowledge that nothing is perfect & we all have failures we can put them behind us and cherish what we have learned from any failures we may have had.
  • With self love you will create positive energy to create positive situations for your life, on Christmas morning after the presents are open the excitement is over.
  • Loving yourself means you have accepted yourself-which leads to acceptance of others and what unique gifts and talents they bring to the world. Loving yourself is the gift that keeps on giving.

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
It took me a while to finally accept that I’m different from everyone else and I should not adapt myself to the society norms. So what if I am not thin? As long I am living a healthy lifestyle. So what if I don’t want to wear a dress and heels? As long I have clothes to wear everyday. I should be living the life I want, not the life the people want me to live.

What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate the fact I am still alive and being given a second chance to reclaim myself. Not many people are lucky like me and I am grateful for that.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
My most rewarding achievement is that I exceeded everyone’s expectations of what a Deaf person can do. I have many goals, still…but, if I have to pick one goal and that is educating the world about the most important things in life.

What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
Do I really have to tell? Okay, procrastination is my “not-so-perfect” way, probably the reason why it took me long enough to finally realize I need to start reclaiming myself at age 26. My imperfections are: biting my nails and being a worry wart.

How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my mind, I cannot believe that I came up with this article. So eternally grateful for that creativity part of my brain doing the hard work for me.

About the author

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Jennifer Harbaugh

Jennifer Harbaugh's passion of reading and writing started when she was a junior at Maryland School for the Deaf. She got her BA in English from Pennsylvania State University in 2008, and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from Goddard College in 2014. She just returned to graduate school, McDaniel College, for the second time to get a MS in Deaf Education after falling in love with teaching.

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