Self-love is waking up and smiling because you’re excited about another beautiful day on this Earth.
Self-love is giving gratitude for everything in life even when you can’t see the light at the ending of the tunnel.
Self-love is being you, unapologetically.
Self-love is taking time for yourself and saying “no” sometimes.
Have you ever heard someone say “love yourself before you love anyone else?” Well, they weren’t lying. It is so important to love yourself and treat yourself the way that you would want someone else to treat you.
Why is self-love important?
Self-love is important because, with self-love, the world around you becomes better. Everything changes for you but it’s because you change how you perceive life. When you open your eyes and accept yourself for who you are, you will become free. You forget about the past, you don’t pressure the future, and you enjoy the present.
As people, we can be our worst critics. We say things to ourselves like: I’m stupid, I can’t do this, I’m not good enough, I’m not worthy of that, I’m ugly, and so much more. But what’s funny about saying those things to ourselves is this. Not many of us will walk up to our significant other and say those things to him or her. So why do we do it to ourselves? It doesn’t make sense right?
When we say hurtful things to ourselves, we are not practicing self-love.
4 Ways to Practice Self-Love
1. Perform Daily Affirmations
I love affirmations. I have written 12 affirmations on my mirror in my bathroom and I say them twice a day. When you perform daily affirmation you’re forcing yourself to believe what you’re saying even if what you’re saying is not true at the moment.Here’s an example of great affirmations to say: I am beautiful, I am smart, I am strong, I am grateful for everything that I have, I am the best at everything I do, I am confident, I am one of a kind, I am happy, I am worthy of everything that I ask for, and so on.