Self love is a topic I’ve wanted to dive into for a while now, as I am on the self love journey myself. So it thought it would be a good idea to share the steps I’m taking myself to learn how to love myself more. It’s not a quick change that can happen to learn to love yourself, there are many layers you have to peel back to find the deep root in order to pull it out. I hope the tips I share today can help with that!
ALLOW YOURSELF TO MAKE MISTAKES & LEARN FROM THEM
We are all human, we all make mistakes from time to time. Its what you do with that mistakes that makes the difference. You can either repeatedly do them or you can learn from what you did and make sure you put things into place to ensure you don’t do it again.
Im an advocate for how you treat others is how you should treat yourself, and by that I mean if you are quick to forgive other people then why aren’t you quick to forgive yourself when you make mistakes? Be kind to yourself and cut yourself some slack. Imagine if none of us did anything wrong ever? We’d never change and grow as individuals would we?
LEARN TO LET GO OF THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS
A big thing here is learning to let go of the things others may say about you. A lot of the time, its our own insecurities than fuel these thoughts.
“What if they don’t like me?” – Maybe its because you haven’t learnt to like yourself
“What if they think im not good enough?” – Maybe you think that because you don’t think you are good enough
Do you see where I’m going with this? A lot of the time the opinions we think others have of us, are usually just the opinions we have of ourselves. Lets learn to get out of that habit. Lets realise that the only opinion that matters is yours. We need to learn to love ourselves more often, and I’ll say it again. Be kinder to ourselves.
DO THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
If spending the day on the couch and eating your body weight in popcorn makes you feel good, then do it. We put too much pressure on ourselves to be on all the time and to conform to societies standards. Do what makes you feel good. Self-care and self-love link in perfectly here. In order to show yourself love, you need to care for yourself. I don’t just mean your physical health, I mean your mental too.
REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE
You are here on this earth for a purpose. You are here for a reason. How amazing is that to think about? That there is a life plan for you that you will follow until your time on this earth is over. Every single soul on this earth is so important. Once you realise this, you will learn to understand how to value yourself, and to understand that you are loved.
LET GO OF PEOPLE THAT AREN’T GOOD FOR YOU
Letting go of friendships or relationships can be such a huge step of self-love. Protecting myself from negative energies and negative people is one of the best things I’ve ever done. Its a very hard process sometimes but one that is essential in starting to learn what you deserve from other people. You deserve kindness, respect and love from others. And if they aren’t living up to that then they need to go. Its also important, as the people you surround yourself with can affect your life so much. If you are around negative people, then you will eventually turn into that type of person too.
How do you practice self love? Do you have any tips you can share with us?