Do you say yes when you really mean no? Do you break promises to yourself or neglect your self-care? Is it hard to put yourself first?
If so, it’s time to give yourself the most important gift ever: SELF LOVE.
Self-love is your secret weapon to living a fulfilling life. That’s because your inner world creates your outer world.
When you make decisions out of guilt, a need to please or to avoid conflict, you overvalue the needs of others and disrespect yourself.
This conveys—to yourself and those around you—that you accept very little. That doesn’t feel very good, does it?
Some people equate self-love with selfishness. But that’s not true!
When you think this way, it becomes hard to take good care of yourself. Delete that limiting belief from your mind.
Create a new belief that echoes in your ear: “It’s okay to put my needs first.” Repeat often.
The good news is when you love yourself fully you feed your soul and become the highest version of yourself. It feels natural to take good care of your body, mind, and spirit.
Love is the only thing that keeps us going and makes us less robotic in a world which requires us to work, think and act like we are programmed bots. Everyone needs love and we spend most of our energy on loving others — be it friends, spouses, children or family.
We all like to spread the love, but the question is — do we produce enough for our own selves?
We cannot always expect to rely only on external sources for love and that is where the concept of self-love comes in. A person who practices self-love will never need to depend on others to be happy and it is an empowering feeling to be happy on the inside.
Self-love is not being selfish; it is just putting yourself first and not being too tough on yourself. So next time you hear that little voice in your head telling you that you are not good enough or that you cannot afford to make mistakes; just ignore it.
The first step of self-love is realising that we are only human and it is okay to make mistakes; it is okay to lose at times; it is okay to not have the best day…week…or month.
All we need to do is love ourselves and let the negative things pass through; eventually things will change and bad times will pass.
Self-love has many benefits; the first benefit is greater life satisfaction. When we love ourselves more we instantly change our perspective of the world. Self-love can give us a more positive attitude towards life.
The second benefit of self-love is that it can encourage us to pick up good habits. Self-love means loving your body, soul, and mind. Therefore, people who love themselves often refrain from doing things that will have an impact on their tranquility. Thus, it can help us adapt healthy habits.
If you start loving your body and mind more than others, you will not work during weekends; you will rather go on a drive or do some other activity that relaxes your mind.