Although there may be a lot of wonderful souls in your life that you love with all your heart, chances are you are missing one person. That is You. In this article, you will find out what is self-love, why is self-love important, and How to Fall in Love with Yourself.
What is Self Love?
Self-love means being at peace with yourself and who you really are. Self-love can be expressed through the 3 A’s: acceptance, appreciation, and adoration.
Self-love also means knowing your worth and putting yourself first. It’s always about meeting your needs and showing yourself that you care about your mind, body, and soul.
We are taught from being children that love is earned, and that there should be a reason to celebrate ourselves. But unlike conditional-self-choice, self-love is free from conditions and judgment. If you truly love yourself, you do so because of who you are, not because of what you have done, achieved, or proved to the world.
Why is Self Love Important?
The importance of self-love goes far beyond the personal development craze and Instagram selfies. It is only when you truly love yourself that you can make healthy choices, have a higher quality of life, and build deep, meaningful relationships.
Ru Paul said it best. “If you can’t love yourself, how can you love someone else?”
Moreover, the relationship you have with yourself is the only relationship that is guaranteed to last till the day you die. So it makes sense to force it.
After all, how do you expect to lead a happy life if you’re unhappy with yourself?
Your level of self-love will benefit not only your life but all the lives you touch. Through self-love and caring, you actively choose to put yourself first so that you can show up to the world as the most balanced, healthy, loving, and authentic version of yourself. And it is contagious.
This is the only way you can properly help and support others. When you give of yourself, you have even more to give of yourself to others. It’s like MindValley author Lisa Nichols always says:
“Your job is to fill your cup, so it overflows. Then you can happily serve others with your saucer.”
How to Practice Self Love?
Here are 7 examples of how you can practice self-love and self-care:
- Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend
- excuse yourself
- accept yourself as you are
- please talk to yourself
- eat well and take care of your body
- Allow yourself to fully feel all your feelings
- Take care of your own needs before taking care of others
Create Your “Self Love Routine”
Your self-love and caring routine will be completely unique to you based on your daily schedule. No matter what it looks like, making one will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
Take Care of Your Body in the Morning
Your self-love routine should start as soon as you wake up in the morning. It will set you up for a wonderful day.
Go on a morning walk in nature. Do some yoga and exercise.
Explore the Work of Some Deep Breaths to Well Oxygenate Your Body
Prepare yourself a nutritious breakfast and take your time and eat it wisely.
Take shower and moisturizing session with amazing smelling products.
Self Love Meditation
Focus on Self Acceptance and Forgiveness.
One of the biggest barriers between us and self-love is self-acceptance and forgiveness. A great way to gradually overcome that obstacle is through meditation.
Sit for a few minutes and repeat the mantra silently in your head ‘I love, accept and forgive myself. Visualize and see yourself happy. Talk to yourself in Imagination like you talk to someone else. Think about your every desire, and promise to give it to yourself.
Show Yourself You Love Yourself Throughout The Day
Sometimes it’s the small gestures you make throughout the day that make the biggest difference to your self-esteem.
Sure, grand acts of self-love like putting yourself on a retreat and going on a huge self-care-induced spending spree are great, but it’s those small daily gestures that can lastingly change self-love. will rejuvenate your psyche.
Choose at least one of the following:
- Stay hydrated and get plenty of attention with a cup of your favorite tea
- smile at yourself every time you pass the mirror
- When People Compliment You, Say ‘Thank You’ and Accept Them Fully
- Set an alarm on your phone that reminds you to go off every hour that you think about one thing about yourself that you love.
- Be selective about who you give your energy to, and always save something for yourself
- listen to your self-love playlist
- Say ‘no’ when needed and set healthy boundaries
- Do a 10-minute power nap or meditation for a few minutes in the afternoon
self love affirmations
Daily Self Love Affirmations is a wonderful tool to help you on your journey of Self Love. Self-love is so important, so if you feel like you are lacking in self-love then try these affirmations.
Affirmations said with confidence every day can change the way you think about what you are saying.
There are positive and negative affirmations, be careful what you say to yourself daily. If you keep telling yourself how useless and unattractive you are every day, you will start to believe it, even if it is not true.
If you tell yourself every day that you are beautiful, strong, and worthy, you will eventually start to believe in that. The negative self-talk has to stop first! It doesn’t mean you can’t or can’t feel negative emotions, we all do, just don’t be there. Go through the feeling and let it go.
This affirmation of self-love will only work when you put in the work! This sort of thing may seem silly at first, but affirming your love every day will help change the way your mind thinks.
Some Self Love affirmations:
- I am enough.
- I matter.
- Today I will learn and grow.
- Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be great.
- I deserve success and happiness.
- I am beautiful.
- I have the power to change.
- My flaws make me unique and special.
- Positive thinking creates positive things.
- Happiness is found within.
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Saurabh Goel is the founder of Brain Soul & You. He is an Entrepreneur, Author, Brain Performance coach, NLP Wellness Coach, Life Coach, Brain Analyst, and Trainer for Education, Corporate, Entrepreneurship.