Singer Demi Lovato recently released her new single ‘I Love Me’ after a long hiatus.
The song ‘I Love Me’ was released on Friday (06.03.20) in anticipation of the international women’s day and in honour of her turning over a new leaf in her life.
‘I Love Me’ is all about self-love, self-worth and acknowledging that you are enough. This single provides fans with the first in-depth look into the turmoil that the former Disney teen star has been through since her breakthrough in 2008.
The raw and honest video features three versions of Lovato all pulling her in different directions until she finally realizes that it’s loving herself that will bring her true happiness.
“I was on dating apps for a while but as I’ve spent some time with myself over the past couple months, I realized that I am the type of person that will find any way to regulate when I’m sad or lonely or whatever,” Lovato said recently on Ellen DeGeneres show.
“I have to fight those battles on my own and I can’t let somebody come in and fix those issues for me. So right now, I’m single and spending my Saturday nights by myself, “she added.
Here are the lessons that you can learn from this single.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone
Other people might seem to have it all together, they might look prettier and like they have it all but never compare yourself to others as you are on ypur own journey. Be you because everyone else is taken. Comparisons are self-destructive.
“Oh, why do I compare myself to everyone? And I always got my finger on the self destruct,” sings Lovato.
Self-love and self-confidence are key. You should be your number one priority. Do not be all bout other people and forget yourself, you need some loving too. Take care of yourself mentally, physically and emotionally.
“Cause I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself, But I’m an expert at giving love to somebody else….. I wonder when I love me is enough (Yeah, yeah, yeah), I wonder when I love me is enough (Yeah, yeah, yeah)Why am I always looking for a ride or die? ‘Cause mine’s the only heart I’m gonna have for life, after all the times I went and fucked it up,” sings the 27-year-old.
Fuck other people’s beauty standards
No one should tell you how you should look, eat or wear. Be comfortable in your own skin because you are unique and beautiful as you are. Fuck other people’s beauty standards that try to put you in a box and making you feel less than you are. Whether chubby, skinny, black, white, tall or short you should know you are enough.
Flipping through all of these magazines, Telling me who I’m supposed to be, Way too good at camouflage, Can’t see what I am, I just see what I’m not, I’m guilty ’bout everything that I eat (Every single thing), Feeling myself is a felony, Jedi level sabotage
Voices in my head make up my entourage,” sings Demi.
Social media bullying
Social media bullying is at its worst as social media continually become an essential part of our lives. While some use social media for good, some use it yo spew hate and hurt others. Social media bullying has been known to cause depression and in some cases suicide.
Singers Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have previously expressed their thoughts on social media bullying and even kept off social media for this reason.
“Haters that live on the internet, Live in my head, should be paying rent, I’m way too good at listening, All these comments fucking up my energy,” sang the ‘Let It Go’ hitmaker.
Affirmations are key
Nothing beats affirmations when it comes to self-love. You need to remind yourself that you are a wonderful being and if you faced with adversities, you will surely overcome because you know your worth.
Speaking affirmations to yourself can boost your mood, lift your spirits and make your day that much better.
“I’m my own worst critic, Talk a whole lot of shit, But I’m a ten out of ten, Even when I forget,” sings Lovato.
The video also highlights certain parts of her life like the fact that she has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jistu as reported by The Sauce, her friendship with the Jonas Brothers, her Disney days, her overdose is 2018 and her former boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama’s engagement.
As reported by The Sauce in July 2018, Lovato suffered a heroin overdose after six years of sobriety. The ‘Sorry, not sorry’ hitmaker also struggles with bulimia, an eating disorder.