We find it easy to love others yet fall short when it comes to loving ourselves.
Self-love is probably the most important kind of love there is. I really believe that one should love him or herself first and everything will perfectly fall into place. The common mistake we make is that we only consider ourselves, deserving of self-love when we were able to achieve something tangible or when we see results of our had work right in front of us. This typical trial of thought is unfair because we deserve self-love all day, every day!
Here are five self-love basics that should be pushed to sink in our subconscious:
Appreciate yourself as who you are.I
f you do not appreciate yourself, no one else will. It is important to know how to be your own confidence booster. Appreciate all about yourself, even your weaknesses. Do not forget to congratulate yourself for a job well done and do not be hard in forgiving yourself for not being the best at all times. Accept yourself despite the imperfections. It is significant to know that not everything about you and your life must be perfect. What’s important is you understand what will help you improve.
Give your body the nurturing and care it deserves.
You can nurture and care for yourself in many ways. You can express love for yourself by eating healthy, exercising, taking calming baths, meditation, traveling and so much more. The first hour of the morning sets the tone for the day, so, take a few moments every morning meditating about how you will approach things that day. Don’t deprive yourself of the care you deserve.
Do not restrict your dreams.
Don’t limit your dreams to the roles set by society. There is nothing wrong in dreaming the extraordinary. Remember, if your dreams don’t’ scare you, then they’re not big enough. You can only achieve big results by dreaming and believing big things.
Remove all toxicity in your life.
Eliminate toxic relationships, toxic jobs, or anything toxic in your life. Being in a negative environment can hinder your self-improvement. It is important to identify the toxic areas and then work to remove them or yourself from their influence. It is ok to say “NO” to people who don’t light you up and stay away from anything that is generally undesirable. Be reminded that toxicity is contagious – it metastasizes and damages your whole life.
Live according to your purpose.
Always go back to your biggest “WHY’s”. It is best to know where you are coming from and where you are going. You will be unstoppable when you know your purpose because you know who you are, what you are, and why you are. It is difficult to escape self-doubt, but the more self-aware you are, the easier it will be to live your truth. As difficult as things may become, you can get through it.
Self-love is not selfish so be generous in giving yourself so much love and remain kind to yourself despite the discouragement and criticisms from others.
Love yourself as you are. You are worthy of love – you are enough!