We are all familiar with the term ‘self-love’. It’s synonymous with having confidence in yourself, feeling good about yourself as a person, and taking care of yourself. It’s commonly associated with self-care and the habits that are associated with wellness. All this is true, but on a much deeper level, self-love is having true acceptance and compassion for yourself. It’s being able to connect deep within yourself and cherishing who you really are as a human being.
Below, we’ll explore some of the best ways you can cultivate and nurture self-love habits through both your thoughts and actions beginning today.
Believe That You Are Worthy of Love
Human beings are social creatures: we form connections to other people and derive acceptance and validation through those bonds. Be it with family, friends, or in a relationship, it’s an integral part of our lives. However, the love you have for yourself should be paramount. It’s not wise to rely on others to define your worth, understand that you are worthy of love and goodness in everything that you do.
Believe that self-growth can only come from within; the changes that you choose to make for yourself should benefit your journey into becoming the person that you want to be. Once you embrace this belief, you will attract the right kind of matching and loving energy into your life.
Comparing Yourself to Others Is a No-No
With how common social media is in our lives, it’s fairly easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself and your life with others. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst ways that prevent you from cultivating healthy self-love. While it’s good to have role models or people you admire, it can become incredibly toxic if you constantly compare your life with that of a celebrity or influencer and talk down to yourself because of it.
Remember that, generally, most people only show the best part of their lives, the highlights, on social media. If you ever feel like the people you follow in social media, or even in real life, make an effort to remove them and replace it with other things that adds inspiration, positivity, and value into your life.
Be More Forgiving to Yourself
Mistakes are part and parcel of life. How you deal with your mistakes, though, is what truly tests who you are as a person. Shifting your mindset from “I’m a terrible person” after making a mistake to “how can I learn and grow from this” is one of the best ways to cultivate self-love as it provides a chance for you to analyse yourself while viewing it as an opportunity for change and growth.
A good habit to practice is to write all your mistakes, regrets, and negative thoughts down on a piece of paper, and subsequently, crush the paper and throw it away. This action symbolises acceptance and letting go of your past, while also serving as a method of forgiving yourself.
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