Love is what we all pursue.
We want to feel loved by our partner, our family, friends...and the list goes on!
More often than not, we rely on external sources for love and this has caused us countless heartbreaks, pain, etc.
So it's about time we turn our focus into ourselves. It's time to nurture compassion from within us and to cultivate self-love
What is Self-Love?
Self-love simply means loving yourself unconditionally.
It’s not about being selfish or a narcissist but about getting in touch with yourself. It’s about accepting your flaws, your imperfections and striving towards happiness and well-being.
Benefits of Self-Love
As you start practicing self-love, you’ll begin to notice some remarkable changes within you. These changes are the sign of a life that truly shines in all aspects.
Some marvellous benefits of Self-Love are:
- Less stress
- Unconditional joy and happiness
- More energy and motivation
- Boost in confidence and self-esteem
- Ultimate life satisfaction
4 Simple Steps To Cultivate Self-Love
Like any other good habit, self-love takes time and practice to nurture. It’s a journey that leads to a world of life-changing experiences and infinite bliss.
These are 4 simple yet powerful tips to get you started:
“You are what you eat”. This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to practicing self-love.
Opting for healthy food and drink can nourish your mind and body and help you thrive. It’ll help you stay balanced emotionally and mentally.
Having your head and heart in the right gear can go a long way when it comes to nurturing self-love.
Being easy on yourself
When life starts going downhill, we tend to beat ourselves down. Be it failures, rejections, or mistakes, we put a heavy burden of guilt on ourselves.
It’s easy to beat someone while they’re down but these are the times when you need to be more compassionate with yourself. To realize that you did your best and to be easy on yourself.
Guilt can be a killer to self-love...and the only way to get rid of guilt is through forgiveness.
Learning to say ‘No’
Setting boundaries and saying no can be extremely difficult, especially when it involves someone we love. This happens when we value other’s happiness more than ours.
It’s not selfish to put yourself first, to value your emotions, and to set boundaries.
In fact, establishing healthy boundaries and learning to say no will preserve your self-worth and happiness.
Making a list of your accomplishments
Ticked over you to-dos? Made a nice dinner? Great! Now acknowledge your little achievements and list them out in a journal.
This little step can have a magnificent impact in the long run. You’ll begin to feel more worthy and confident. You’ll realize how far you’ve come as a person and this will eventually make you feel better about yourself.
Remember, there are no such things as small achievements. Every baby steps count!
When you love yourself, you’ll no longer need external validations to feel valuable. You’ll be aware of your value and you’ll learn to love others in a better way.
With self-love, you’ll be in charge of your emotions, your decisions...and ultimately your destiny.
Self-love is the greatest investment you’ll ever make in yourself.
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