There was a time when the love I had for myself was so poor that I operated from a place of desperation 24/7. I constantly sought validation from others and was eager to get it even though I knew I had nothing to give back. At the core of my self deprecating actions was an individual devoid of self love and full of ego. I can’t say that I’m 100% cured or that I don’t drop back into a space of neediness, but I’ve learned how to love myself better and I’ve got to give myself a pat on the back for that!
The truth is developing a self love practice is not easy, it takes consistency and awareness, but once you do life just feels fuzzier. You might of heard the saying “all you need is love,” well that cliche rings true. Love, especially self love, not only positions you in the cycle of abundance, it develops your interpersonal relationships. As you love yourself better you’re more equipped to do the same with those around you, hints the saying “love thy neighbor as they self.”
Below are five easy ways you can start loving yourself better, today! Do you love it? Pass this article on to someone you know would benefit from it. We all love a good share.
Examine Yourself Without Being Critical
As you begin to assess yourself do so without criticism but compassion, with the understanding that you’re an ever-evolving being.
Take Feedback From Others as an Opportunity to Grow
People always have something to say, naturally, but sometimes they’re right. Avoid taking offense and instead find the seed of truth in what they shared. Folks may be able to perceive something about yourself that you’ve overlooked, so take advantage of that opportunity and grow.
Do Onto Myself as I do Onto Others
Sometimes we do or pour so much energy into the wellbeing of others and nothing for ourselves because we don’t believe we deserve the same treatment. Understand that when you give from a place of lack you’re not giving at all, to the contrary you’re being depleted. As you give to others do the same, if not more for yourself. It’s not selfish, it’s self love and it’s fabulous!
Don’t Assign Limitations to Yourself
Believe there’s nothing you can’t do! Literally, where there is a will there is a way. Find the will and you will immediately find a way. The only limitations that exist are the one’s you believe. Ditch those beliefs and start moving full steam ahead.
Build Yourself Up
Speaking life to your soul is vital. What I mean by “speaking life” is saying things to yourself that build you up, not tear you down. Nip the self deprecating thoughts in the butt once and for all by mindfully replacing them with positive things that you know and believe about yourself.