For many women, midlife can be a time of reflection and self-discovery. As we enter our 40s and 50s, our bodies and hormones begin to change, and we may find ourselves re-evaluating our priorities and values. For some, this can lead to a powerful realisation about the importance of self-love and self-worth.
As a woman going through perimenopause, I found myself struggling with a range of physical and emotional symptoms that left me feeling exhausted, anxious, and overwhelmed. At the same time, I was dealing with the pressures of work and family, and I found myself constantly putting others’ needs before my own.
It wasn’t until I hit a breaking point – a moment of complete burnout and emotional exhaustion – that I realised that something had to change. I started meditation, micro dosing, eating healthy and regular gym sessions and began exploring new ways of taking care of myself, both physically and emotionally.
Through this process, I began to develop a new appreciation for my own worth as a person. I realised that I had spent so much of my life trying to please others and seeking validation from external sources, rather than recognizing the inherent value that I possessed as a human being.
As I began to cultivate a deeper sense of self-love and self-worth, I found that I was able to set better boundaries with others, to prioritise my own needs and desires, and to find greater satisfaction and fulfillment in my life.
Of course, this process wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t something that happened overnight. There was a lot of internal dialogue where I had to be brutally honest with myself. There were also times I made some bad decisions but if gave me an opportunity to understand myself. It required a great deal of introspection, self-reflection, and the willingness to let go of old patterns and beliefs that were no longer serving me.
But the end result was well worth the effort. Today, I feel more empowered, more confident, and more self-assured than ever before. I know that I am worthy of love and respect, and I am no longer willing to settle for anything less than what I deserve.
If you’re going through a similar process of self-discovery and self-love, know that you are not alone. It can be challenging to confront old beliefs and patterns, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Take the time to prioritise your own needs and desires, and be gentle with yourself as you navigate this new phase of your life. The end result will be a greater sense of self-worth, a deeper connection to yourself, and a renewed sense of purpose and joy in your life.