• Katie Quick

You are loved unconditionally.

As a classroom teacher, I made sure that my students always knew that they were loved. I had a sign on my door that said, “You are loved unconditionally,” and I frequently told them I loved them without hesitation.

With all of the pressure my students were facing, I wanted my classroom to be a respite. I wanted them to know that love was not contingent on performance or appearance or “doing” of any kind, but that it was instead constant and unconditional. That’s not always the message that they received, so I felt it was an important daily reminder.

Today, I want you to know this too. Maybe you’re not feeling your best right now. Maybe you feel like you are slipping back into old habits or feel like you are being “lazy” or unproductive. Maybe you are struggling with guilt or shame or regret or heartbreak, or you are being hard on yourself for something. If so, it’s okay.

No matter what, I want you to know that you are loved. You are loved not based on your work performance or for reaching a goal or putting a smile on your face when you don’t feel like it. You are loved not for producing something or impressing anyone or for being someone that you are not.

You are important and you matter and you are loved simply BECAUSE YOU EXIST.

I want you to take a moment to extend this love to yourself. Place your hands upon your heart, close your eyes, and take a deep, full breath in and out. As you continue breathing deeply, noticing the feeling of your hands on your heart, I want you to say “I love you” to yourself. I want you to say it again, and say it again. Say it as many times as you need to say it until you feel this warmth and unconditional love in your heart that you deserve.

I am here to support you and walk with you on your self-love journey. If you need someone to talk to, to work through the past, or explore the possibilities of the future, contact me today. I am offering FREE 30 minute online coaching sessions in addition to special quarantine rates to make this emotional support accessible to all.

Visit my website for more information or send me a DM.

I love you!

Xo Katie

PS….If you know someone who needs some love, share this post with them!

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