#MusicMonday- Scars To Your Beautiful #SelfLove


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Edited by: Pamela Hester

 

Good morning/afternoon everyone! I hope your weekend went well. Today for #MusicMonday is different and special to me and what I want to share with you. My thoughts on self-love is being kind and forgiving yourself. Embracing your uniqueness. Self-love is also self-care and setting healthy boundaries. You have to be patient but persistent with yourself and what you want in life.

The reason I have chosen this particular song, Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara is because it’s about loving what and who you are. Though the song is sung by a female and is directed towards females of all shapes, sizes, ages, and races, men can relate to this song as well.

I believe that people get so caught up in what they believe the beauty standards are, that they lose focus on what’s really important and that is what is in a person’s heart. And their morals, values, how they carry themselves, how they treat others, etc. I won’t drag this out because it will make this post way too long, but I will do a separate post on this.

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    Self-love practices you can do:

Take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the          following:

  1. Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile.
  2. Fill your body with food and drink that nourishes it and makes it thrive.
  3. Move that gorgeous body of yours every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.
  4. Don’t believe everything you think. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe. The downside is this also stops us from living a full life.
  5. Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.
  6. Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you, so you cannot fairly compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should compare yourself to is you.
  7. End all toxic relationships. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life…

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Source: 30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself

 

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.

Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.

–From Quotes by Life Hack

 

Lyrics:
Verse 1
She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away
‘Cause cover girls don’t cry after their face is made
Chorus
But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, yhe world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Verse 2
She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving
You know, covergirls eat nothing
She says beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything
What’s a little bit of hunger?
I could go a little while longer, she fades away
She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface
Oh, oh
So to all the girls that’s hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within
Chorus
There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Bridge
No better you than the you that you are (no better you than the you that you are)
No better life than the life we’re living (no better life than the life we’re living)
No better time for your shine, you’re a star (no better time for your shine, you’re a star)
Oh, you’re beautiful, oh, you’re beautiful
Chorus
And there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Source: Genius.com
Songwriters: Alessia Caracciolo / Andrew Wansel / Coleridge Tillman / Warren Felder
Scars to Your Beautiful lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

 

What does self-love means to you?