Simply said…self-love means loving ourselves.
We are here to be loved, to spread love, to speak lovingly, and to carry out loving actions. You may be wondering, “But what if I don’t love myself?”
Just take a pause. Take a deep breath and ask, “How much do you love yourself?”
Can you feel the love within you?
It’s critical to have a firm grasp on the concept of self-love, but also to put it into practice. We teach others how to treat us by how we treat ourselves. When people have no sense of self-respect or self-love… and are on the verge of self-destruction…they have no idea how to love another properly.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself: Do I know my worth? Do I have faith in my own abilities? Is my self-worth important to me?
Remember, you are a masterpiece, with all of your flaws and strengths. If you understand that you are a work in progress, that is constantly being improved upon every day, self-love becomes the result.
Learning to forgive yourself for all of your mistakes, all of the things that you’re judging, all of the ideas that you have, and all of the places where you’ve fallen short, forgiveness will help you in your self-love.
Forgiving others also helps you get closer to yourself in order to love yourself.
If we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be able to care for others. What you eat, how you sleep, what you do, how you move your body, getting exercise, and nurturing yourself in any way possible are all acts of self-love.
So, what are you going to do right now?
Some things to think about. Maybe even pull out a journal and write these down. Ask yourself:
- What is it about myself that I am most proud of?
- What are my key strengths?
- What exactly are my assets?
- What do I bring to the table that no one else does?
- What can I do to help?
It may require a shift in your mindset, as well as a shift in how you’ve perceived yourself up until now.
There is so much perfection in our imperfections.
It’s one of those things that we just have to learn to accept and embrace. Loving and accepting ourselves first and foremost, because everything that has happened in your life has served a purpose for you.
So I’d like to invite you to take this time today and every day to check in with yourself.
Ask yourself: How can I be more loving to myself?