Self-love. What does that even mean? You might be wondering that yourself. In a world where it seems like everyone is constantly talking about loving others, it can be a little confusing to think about how to love yourself.
We are going to discuss what self-love means and how you can start incorporating it into your life.
One of the most important things you can do in your life is to love yourself. Self-love is not selfish; it’s essential. It’s the foundation from which all other love grows. When you love yourself, you treat yourself with respect and care.
You see yourself as worthy of happiness and success. You believe in your own talents and abilities. So you are then able to pursue your dreams with confidence.
Self-love isn't just about feeling good about yourself; it’s also about taking care of yourself and making decisions that are in your best interest, even when they’re not easy.
When you love yourself, you create a life that is rich and fulfilling – a life that is worth living.
Take care of your physical needs.
Eat nutritious foods, stay hydrated, and get regular exercise. Get enough sleep and take time to relax. When you take care of your physical needs, you are sending a message to yourself that you are worthy of care and that you deserve to feel good.
Set boundaries with others.
Learn to say “no” when you need to and not let others take advantage of you. It also means setting aside time for yourself, without guilt or apologies. When you set healthy boundaries, you are valuing your own time and energy and making sure that your own needs are being met. This includes friends, family, partners, and children.
Be gentle with yourself.
Give yourself permission to make mistakes and not be too hard on yourself when things don’t go according to plan. It also means forgiving yourself for past mistakes and extending the same grace to others. When you are able to be gentle with yourself, you create a space for healing and growth in your life.
If you’re interested in learning more about self-love and how to start incorporating it into your life, come join my Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/introvertconfidence . I’d love to chat with you about it! In the meantime, here is a really useful resource with more info https://mind.help/topic/love/self-love/