Today I have decided to write to you all about a topic I know for sure many people struggle with – Self Love. When I say “self love” I don’t mean being narcissistic, I simply mean loving yourself for just being you and accepting yourself for the amazing person that you are. In today’s world we are surrounded by images, words and beliefs that put us down and make us question ourselves and look at ourselves in a judgmental way. Most of us are in a habit of negative self talk without even realizing. This is something that I have struggled with and want to give you some tips to increase self love.
1. Eliminate self criticism:
“I’m not good enough”, “I could never do that”, “Isn’t it ever going to work out for me?”, “If only…” words we have all heard in our minds before. Learning to positively affirm what is true for you is like training a muscle. The more you work at it the stronger and easier it gets. Over time you will turn down the volume of negative thoughts to silent and positive, uplifting and encouraging thoughts will dominate your internal conversation.
2. Be truthful to yourself:
Being truthful to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe. When you respect yourself others will show respect for you also. Have the courage to accept yourself for who you are without considering how others may judge you. Listen to advice but be sure to make up your own mind. Follow your intuition.
3. Look after your body:
I often refer to our bodies as a machine. A car for example. We spend good time and money feeding it with premium fuel, servicing it, keeping it clean, protecting it from the elements to get the most efficiency from the vehicle yet too often people neglect their own health! Feed your body with nourishing food, regular exercise, sleep, fresh air and positive surroundings.
I compare myself only to my highest self.
I choose to see the light that I am to this world.
I am happy in my own skin and in my own circumstances.