Love Yourself: How To Practice Self Care?

We spend so much energy doing our best work on the outside—going to the gym, working on relationships, setting our money and career goals, etc, we often forget that our inner self needs attention too. 

Self-love or self esteem is not just a condition of feeling better about yourself. It is a state of appreciation for oneself—mentally, physically, and spiritually. When our confidence is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves, we become stronger, too. The more we can make ourselves feel whole and worthy as individuals, the more we can give to the world.

When our confidence is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves, we become stronger, too.

When we act in manners that expand self-love in us, we start to acknowledge and embrace our weaknesses as well as our strengths. Be kind and have compassion for yourself as a human being, focused on achieving your life purpose and goals. Elevate your self performance, values, and anticipate living satisfaction through your own efforts. Here’s how to start: 

1. Watch your self talk. Speak kindly to yourself. If you say something like ‘’You’re ugly!’’ or ‘’You’re worthless’’ to your friend, would they still want to be your friend? If the answer is No, imagine how your inner child-self feels every time you continue to belittle yourself. Learn to love your imperfections. 

2. Have some me time. If you can feel all giddy and excited when your boyfriend is taking you out for a date, then you can do the same thing to yourself as well. Spend some quality time alone. Ask yourself what you want to do. At the end of the day, kiss your self reflection and say “Thanks for today”. 

3. Set a healthy boundaries. You’ll adore yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that exhaust or damage you physically, emotionally and spiritually. From now on and into the foreseeable future, practice using the word ‘’No’’ as often as you can. No more settling for less. 

4. Protect your inner circle. Hang onto the right people in your life. Get rid of those so called ‘’friends’’ who take pleasure in your pain and loss as opposed to celebrating your happiness and achievements. Respect yourself and keep an eye out for the snakes.

5. Have a mantra. Every morning after waking up, dedicate a few minutes to yourself. Whisper something bonny like “You’re beautiful inside and out’’, ‘’You are a lovable person’’, ‘’You’re strong and nothing can break you’’.