I'm in love with a Narcissist...it's me
Snarky title? I know, but couldn't resist.
We've entered the commercially acclaimed "love" month and Valentine's Day is in a few weeks. During this month we thought it'll be good to talk about relationships and what better way to start than looking at the relationship with ourself.
Do you make time for yourself? Do you say "I love you", when you look in the mirror? You know, Louise Hay says we should. If you answered no, why not? Is it because others may think you to be selfish, too self-involved or bet yet narcissistic?
Let's look at the word narcissism. By definition it means: "Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity", per dictionary.com.
Psychology Today defines the hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as "individuals who are grandiosity, lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration."
Hmm. No wonder no wants to be associated with the term, given those characteristics. I wonder though, if we were all to to take a slither of energy from the "narcissist" and tuck away sometime to hone in and focus on ourselves, how would that benefit our life?
Could we then have more energy to hold the space for a friend in need or help with long division math homework with our children? I believe so. If we take the time to fill up our own cups and set aside time to harvest energy, our lives will inevitably be filled with more joy and love.
What are some of your favorite self-love, me-time rituals?