The term self-love has been trending a lot the last couple of years.
Because people have started to realize how important loving themselves are.
But in its trendiness the word has also lost its true meaning.
Do you love yourself enough to change wrong patterns in your behavior?
I mean it’s easy to say hashtag #Self-love to bad boy/girlfriends, fake friends or even families.
But what if the wrong behavior is in you…
Do you love yourself enough to accept and change?
Or what if we know we deserve much more than what we are allowing, do you love yourself enough to walk away from it?
For the most years of my life, I’ve always used to put myself down.
I was always putting everyone’s happiness and desires before my own.
I’ve lost myself to people’s opinions and wishes. So, I was living a hopeless life.
Spending one day by myself would cause me to experience deep depression.
Because I was so used to having people around me.
It was always about them and never about me.
I didn’t mind that I was unhappy, as long I was making other people happy…
So, I always needed people around me to feel good.
And you know what the saddest thing is?
No one would ever ask you “Hey, what about you? How Can I make YOUR day today?”
And that’s the thing about giving people so much power.
Because you will teach them how to treat you by the way you love yourself.
So let me ask you this question; what do you love about yourself?
When you’re alone with no filter and no one around, that is where you will find self-discovery.
If you take care of your mind, body and soul you will be in perfect balance to love yourself the right way.
Let’s see the definition of Self-love
Regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
Are you taking care of your own well-being and happiness?
Today we’re going to focus on one principle about self-love and that is… the mind…
The most important person that you will evaluate is yourself, so be careful what you think
Everything starts and ends in our minds, what we allow will manifest in our lives…
With other words, the way we think, see and speak about ourselves that is exactly what will display in our lives.
Release the Negative Mindset
Did you know, because we often think bad about ourselves, we accept and put ourselves in the situation to be treated as less.
Let me give you an example…
So, it is important to do a self-check, to see what are your weaknesses that are causing you to think less of yourself.
Exercise 1: Take a moment and think about these questions…
1. What do you think about yourself?
2. What do you value most of your life?
3. What do you need less in your life?
4. What do you need more in your life?
The most important person you will love is yourself, so be careful what you do.
Love yourself as much as you love your neighbor
In my opinion the word “Self-Love” can sound like a selfish act.
So let’s call it “The unselfish act of loving yourself.”
After years of putting others happiness and wishes before my own, there was this one time I was all alone at home.
So I decided to research how to find happiness…
while reading all the results google put out for me…
It was like something clicked inside my mind.
“How can you find happiness if you’re only focusing on other people’s happiness?” I asked myself.
And as I’m sitting and writing this article, it doesn’t make sense.
You are valuable and important, you are capable of so many things, there’s a lot of potential deposited in you.
You are wonderfully and beautifully made.
Have the courage to be the happiest, healthiest version of you!
After God created the earth, he pronounced His created to be good, that includes you!
You are not a mistake
Exercise 2: Do ONE thing this week that will make YOU happy. I know that we are in a very uncertain situation in the world, but that doesn’t change the fact that you can do one act of kindness toward yourself…
What about letting go of situations that no longer makes you happy?
So why not declare the powerful affirmations to change our mindsets to see the best version of us?
1 I am Loved
2 I am in love with the person I am becoming
3 I am doing my best to be the best version of me
Declare a new mindset
4 I am changing the way I see life
5 I think differently about myself now
6 Today I am going to get in charge of my thoughts back
7 I will not compare myself to others
8 I can achieve anything I set my mind up to
9 My possibilities are endless
I love affirmations, because without you noticing you will be a different person. The unselfish act of loving yourself is the best road you can take during this difficult time that we live in. People are getting more and more out of hand. Love is vanishing, people are selfishly putting themselves before the life of others.
So why not love yourself and love those around you?
Wrapping it up on self-love...
You are in control of your life and your decisions. What you give power to, will have power over you. So, choose wisely.
If you feel good about yourself, you will feel good about other people
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