This Year, Don’t Settle For A Love That Is Less Than Perfect


This year, you really have to make it a point to start mending the wounds of your broken part.

Let’s face it. Last year, you settled. You settled for experiences, people, things, and relationships that were just downright beneath you. You settled for stuff that you shouldn’t have even bothered with. You allowed yourself to take a backseat to the needs and wants of other people, and as a result, you ended up compromising yourself in the process.

You put everything in your own life on hold for the sake of the needs and wants of everything and everyone else around you. You didn’t give yourself the kind of worth that you were due. You didn’t value yourself the way that you deserve to be valued. You didn’t treat yourself the way that you deserve to be treated. You put your dreams on pause – and now is the time for you to hit play again. Now is the time for you to start taking better control of your own life. Now is the time for you to start being a better person for yourself. And it all starts with not settling.

It’s time for you to really pursue the love that you’re worthy of – the love that you deserve to experience for yourself.

This year, it’s time for you to initiate a major overhaul in your life. It’s time for you to start making better – and sometimes selfish – choices. You have disregarded your own personal needs and wants for just way too long. You just let go of all notions of taking care of yourself in the past year and that all really needs to change right now. You have an opportunity to turn a new page. You have a blank slate here. You can’t let that go to waste.

This year, you really have to make it a point to start mending the wounds of your broken part. These are the wounds that you inflicted on yourself. These are the wounds that you chose to ignore and neglect because you thought that it was better for you to be selfless than to be happy. These are the wounds that have caused you pained and suffering for far too long; and have kept you from really living the life that you’re supposed to be living in the first place. It’s time for you to let go of bad practices.

It’s time for you to let go of unhealthy practices. It’s time for you to just allow yourself to be selfish – because otherwise, you are going to drown in your own selflessness, and no one is going to be there to rescue you. This year is going to be where you start nurturing your own growth. This is the year where you detach yourself from the things that have been bogging you down. This is the year where you finally get to shine.

This year, you have to make it a point to just trust yourself. This is the year where you have to keep all of the promises that you make to yourself. This is the year where you have to forgive yourself for any shortcomings or mistakes that might have been keeping you from being happy.

This is the year where you start actually believing in your own worth. This is the year where you no longer let anyone – not even you – betray you. This is where you become more guarded and more calculated. This is the year where you are more protective of yourself. This is the year where you really start demanding more than what you’ve always been getting. This is the year where you will let go of all bad feelings because you are only going to make room for positivity from now on.

It’s time for you to really find that perfect love for yourself – and that first starts with the love that can be found within.

You have to remember that you have to love yourself in the manner that you want others to love you. You can’t settle for relationships that are merely temporary placeholders. You can’t settle for short-term flings and romances. You can’t settle for noncommittal partnerships. You know you deserve better and you won’t settle for anything less anymore. You’ve been giving and giving your whole life. But this year, it’s time for you to take what is yours. This is the year where you really pursue the love that you think you are deserving of. This is the year where you go out and seek the perfect love.

And it might not happen right away. You may not necessarily find it in this year, even. But at least you start. At least you take this year as the foundation on which you can build the rest of your happy life. Don’t waste this chance. Don’t let go of this opportunity. Don’t settle.

Via RelRules