Hey everyone, it’s Ben here and I just wanted to talk about self love for a second.
You know, a lot of people seem to think that self love means you’re being selfish, but that’s not really the case at all. In fact, I’d say that if you don’t love yourself first, then you’re definitely not going to be able to love anyone else the way they deserve to be loved.
You see, self love is one of the most important and undervalued practices a person can engage in. When you truly love yourself, it shows in every aspect of your life. You are kinder to yourself, you make healthier choices, and you radiate positive energy. But self love doesn’t mean being selfish or narcissistic.
It means accepting and embracing all aspects of who you are, including your flaws. It means treating yourself with the same compassion and understanding that you would show to a good friend. And it means making decisions based on what is best for you, not what others expect or want from you.
So how can you start practicing self love? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Be mindful of your self-talk
Negativity begets negativity. That’s just science. So, if you talk to yourself like you would talk to your worst enemy, don’t be surprised when life kicks you in the teeth. Now, that’s not to say that you should be an uninterrupted ray of sunshine 24/7. Geez, nobody likes that guy.
But, if the vast majority of your self-talk is negative, it’s going to be pretty tough to feel good about yourself or your life. Just think about it…would you rather spend time with someone who makes you feel bad about yourself or someone who makes you feel good?
The answer is pretty obvious, so why would you choose to subject yourself to nonstop abuse? Be mindful of your self-talk and make an effort to focus on the positive. Trust me, your life will thank you for it.
2. Give yourself permission to make mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a part of life. But too often, we beat ourselves up over our mistakes and dwell on them long after they’re gone. We berate ourselves for not being perfect and worry that others will think less of us if they know we’re imperfect. But the truth is, everyone makes mistakes. And it’s perfectly okay to do so. In fact, making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn and grow. When we make a mistake, we have an opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and to decide how we can do better next time. We can also use our mistakes as a way to build empathy for others who are going through similar experiences. So next time you make a mistake, don’t be so hard on yourself. Give yourself permission to be imperfect. After all, it’s what makes us human.
3. Make time for yourself every day
We all have 24 hours in a day. And we all have the same amount of time to get things done. The difference is how we use our time. Some people use their time wisely and get a lot done. Others squander their time and accomplish very little. If you want to be successful in life, you need to learn how to use your time wisely. And one of the best ways to do that is to make time for yourself every day.
When you make time for yourself, you can focus on your goals and what you want to achieve. You can also relax and recharge your batteries. When you’re well-rested, you’ll be able to think more clearly and be more productive. So take some time for yourself every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. You’ll be glad you did.
4. Be Flawsome!
Let’s face it, we’re all flawed in one way or another. And that’s okay! Embrace your quirks and imperfections, because they make you who you are. Sure, you might not be the best at everything, but that’s what makes life interesting.
If we were all the same, the world would be a pretty boring place. So celebrate your uniqueness, and don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly. After all, flaws are what make us human. And being human is pretty awesome.
5. Practice gratitude
You know the old saying, “count your blessings?” Well, it turns out that there’s a lot of truth to that. Practicing gratitude has been shown to have a number of benefits for both mental and physical health. For one thing, it can help to reduce stress and anxiety. When you take the time to focus on the things you’re thankful for, it can help to put your current problems into perspective.
Additionally, gratitude has been linked with improved sleep and increased self-esteem. It can also help you to build stronger relationships and make new friends. So next time you’re feeling down, try taking a moment to appreciate all the good things in your life. You might be surprised at how much better you feel.
Self love is a journey, not a destination. It’s an ongoing practice that requires time, patience, and effort. But it’s worth it, because when you love yourself, you open the door to a world of possibilities. So start today – your future self will thank you for it!
What are some other ways to practice self love?
Share your tips in the comments below. I’d love to hear them! Also, don’t forget to Like and Share this post if you found it helpful. Till next time!