Hello there, you! Did you realise you’re one of a kind? There is no one else like you on the planet. You are deserving of love not only from others around you, but also from the most essential person in your life: yourself. For many of us, practising self-love can be difficult, especially when we are facing major hardships. It’s not about being conceited or egotistical; it’s about connecting with ourselves, our well-being, and our joy. We cultivate self-love in order to overcome our self-sabotaging ideas and live a life that genuinely shines.
So, please do yourself a favour and take a big breath before beginning to do the following:
Begin each day by saying something encouraging to yourself. How gorgeous you look today, and how effectively you handled a problem. Anything that makes you happy.
Fill your body with nourishing foods and beverages to help it thrive.
Every day, move that beautiful body of yours and learn to enjoy the skin you’re in. You can’t love yourself by hating yourself.
Don’t put your faith in everything you hear. We all have an inner critic who tries to keep us tiny and safe. The disadvantage is that this prevents us from enjoying a complete life.
Surround yourself with individuals who care about you and want to see you succeed. Allow them to remind you of how incredible you are.
Put an end to the comparisons. You are the only person on the earth who is exactly like you, thus you can’t compare yourself to anyone else. You are the only one to whom you should compare yourself.
All unhealthy relationships must come to an end. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than fantastic has no right to be in your life.
Celebrate your victories, no matter how great or tiny they may be. Be proud of what you’ve accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back.
Experiment with new things outside of your comfort zone. The thrill we receive when we realise we’ve accomplished something we didn’t know or believe we could do previously is great.
Embrace and appreciate your unique qualities. This is what distinguishes you.
Recognize that beauty isn’t something that can be defined. It is what you perceive it to be. Don’t allow those Photoshopped magazines make you feel insecure about your figure. In actual life, even those models don’t look like that.
Every day, take some time to relax and unwind. Simply take a few deep breaths in and out, clear your mind of all ideas, and be.
Follow your dreams. You know what it is that gets you enthusiastic but also makes you nervous? You’ve convinced yourself that what you truly want to undertake won’t work. That’s something you should do!
Be patient, but tenacious. Self-love is a constantly changing concept. It’s something that needs to be done on a daily basis, yet mastering it can take a lifetime. So be kind to yourself and support yourself when you’re going through a difficult period.
Be aware of your thoughts, feelings, and desires. In order to properly represent this, live your life in ways that actually reflect it.
Treat others with respect and kindness. When we treat people the way we want to be treated, we feel better about ourselves. That is not to say that everyone will always return the favour, but that is their issue, not yours.
Every day, look for something to be grateful for. It’s unavoidable that you will have some bad days. This is admirable and humane of you. Finding at least one thing to be grateful for is especially crucial these days since it helps to divert your focus and energy away from what’s going on.
Reach out to family, friends, healers, or anybody else who can assist you in getting through the difficult times. You are not expected to do these on your own.
Get in the habit of saying no. Saying no occasionally does not make you a horrible person; it makes you a wise one.
Please pardon yourself. Do you remember something you did once (or several times) that made you feel horrible, embarrassed, or ashamed? It’s time to let go of that. You can’t undo what you’ve done in the past, but you can influence what happens in the future. Consider it a learning opportunity and have faith in your ability to change.
Make a note of it. Is your mind racing with so many ideas that it’s giving you a headache? No matter how insane, cruel, tragic, or terrible they are, write them all down on a sheet of paper. Keep it in a notebook, rip it up, burn it—do whatever it takes to get rid of it.
Turn off the lights and look inwards. Sit down for a few minutes alone with a cup of your favourite tea, coffee, wine, or whatever beverage you want. There will be no television or other distractions, just you. Consider the amazing things going on in your life right now, as well as your huge aspirations and how you may make them a reality.
Allow yourself to be free of the desire for other people’s acceptance. “Even if you’re the ripest, juiciest peach on the planet, there will always be someone who despises peaches.” Dita Von Teese (Dita Von Teese)
Keep your expectations in check. There isn’t a single individual on this planet who is happy at all times of the day. Why do you think that is? We are all human, after all. We all make errors and experience emotions (both good and terrible), and that’s perfectly fine. Allow yourself to exist as a human being.
Get inventive and express yourself in any way you see fit. Whatever you want to accomplish, whether it’s painting, writing, sculpting, building, or making music, make sure you leave your inner critic at the door. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creativity.
Allow yourself to let go of old traumas and wounds. This can be a particularly difficult situation, and you may need to seek help from others. The reality is, when we let go of events in our lives, it’s almost as if a weight is lifted off our shoulders. We don’t have to lug things around any longer. We are entitled to better.
Look for your happy place. Where do you feel completely at ease, serene, cheerful, positive, and full of life? When you’re having a hard time, go to that place or imagine yourself there. Consider how it feels, how it smells, and how it appears.
Make a list of your best characteristics and accomplishments the next time you’re feeling pleased and on top of the world. It may sound clichéd, but it may be a good reminder when you’re having a less-than-perfect day.
Make contact with your inner voice. It’s time to make a change if it’s anything less than loving, encouraging, and supporting. You are entitled to be treated as if you were your best friend, sister, brother, daughter, or son.
Have a blast! Get out there and do the things that make your heart beat faster. Enjoy them, enjoy who you are, and enjoy your extraordinary existence.