Apr 13, 2010

Love Yourself First!

Female friends, you might have realized that the most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. You can't love anyone else if you can't love yourself. If your goals involve increasing your self esteem, ending depression, moving beyond diets or overeating behaviors, or just wanting to live happier, you have to know what self-love looks like. Learn how to define self-love and then how to bring it into your own life!
Of course, loving yourself is different from self-adoration or narcissism, which are negative and a huge turn off to others as they involve placing oneself above others. It’s a huge different!

First, it’s better that you know what basic principles of self love are. Here are the principles:
  • Who you are is more important than what you are.
  • You are valuable. Nothing can change that.
  • What you want always matters.
Increasing your love of self involves an intention to become more self-loving and then following up this intention with reinforcing actions. An intention involves a conscious decision to be happier and more fulfilled in your own life.

Below are some practical ideas that you can do :
  • Acknowledge and verbally praise yourself.
  • Have fun more often.

  • Learn new ways to relax and release tension.

  • Practice conscious, deep, full-bodied breathing several times each day.

  • Think inspiring thoughts.

  • Instead of always focusing on the problem, decide to focus on desired outcomes.

  • Fill your life with beauty, such as times of silence, beautiful music, flowers.

  • Raise your confidence by taking daily small, achievable actions steps that support your goal.

  • Acknowledge your efforts and your successes.

  • Reward yourself daily.

  • Listen to your intuition and then follow it.

  • Let yourself succeed.

  • Nurture yourself by imagining desired outcomes to life's situations.

  • Offer yourself affection in many different ways.

  • Choose to think thoughts that bring inner peace (rather than worry).

  • Remember and feel gratitude.
Let’s love ourselves first…

Source: selfgrowth.com-Annette Colby, RD
Picture source : health.uark.edu

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