How do you practice Self-Love?
We were discussing Self-Love in the last post [click and read here] and why I feel that it needs to be percolated deep in our thoughts now. Now that I’m sure, you’re convinced enough to practice it, the question comes to How to Practice Self-Love? Continue reading to understand the ways I’ve embedded Self Love in my daily life.
Well, to practice self-love, it’s important how, to begin with. Here are some of the ways, which not just boosts up my energy but also makes me happy about “myself”.
1. Positive Morning hours:
There has to be a positive self-assurance of your behavior. Maybe, you’re looking beautiful, you need to say that to yourself. Or, maybe, you handled a situation, with a lot of maturity and calmness, you need to congratulate yourself for that. If nothing, simply thanking God for a beautiful day also works.
Believe me, snatch those 20 minutes by any means and try to reduce the worldly thoughts when you meditate. My days are the best when I get the solace to meditate and usher positivity right in the morning.
3. Start healthy:
Foods have an important connection with our emotions. Think before you put “anything”, as your aim is to feel good. Feed yourself with nutrient-rich foods.
Be it a closet or room, declutter the space. For me, systematically cleaned space with green plants is the most therapeutic. Let go off old things, so that new and bright things can occupy the space. It honestly creates a lot of positive energy and helps you practice Self-Love.
5. Bunch of positive people:
You need to have loving people around you rather than toxic people. Build that community for yourself and ensure that you have positive and happy conversations with them.
6. You can’t do everything:
Accept it! It will only lead to happiness when something doesn’t goes the way you want. Accept that there will be mistakes and you are no-one, to punish yourself for that. Let it go!
7. Let it go:
That’s a beautiful art, which my hostel warden taught me. Life is burned with emotional conundrums and most of them make no sense to us. Let them go! Forget about it, just believe that time passes on and so will such moments.
8. Celebrate your achievements:
Not big ones (as that you will do for sure once a year), but celebrate even the small wins. It boosts your morale and fills one with self-love and confidence. It creates an aura of happiness around. Try and you’ll vouch for it:)
9. Do what you love:
Just for 20-30 minutes a day, take that privilege to do something that you love. It could be getting a simple massage or reading a book, or doing Yoga, or playing Lawn tennis with your friend. Just nurture your hobby in whichever way you feel you can.
10. Social media is fake:
Yes, believe me. 90% of the time it is all made up and heavily photoshopped. It isn’t real. We all have challenges in our lives, but that is never shown. Don’t let any such beautifully curated feed, magazines make you feel that you are imperfect. You are beautiful in your own way, don’t amend it for others.
11. Say No to comparison:
Comparison kills relations and even oneself. It agonies your mind and heart. Make a sincere attempt to stop comparing your life with others. Be grateful for your life, your relations and your happiness. It will make you feel proud of yourself.
12. Say yes to your mistakes:
I’m a human and bound to make mistakes (unknowingly though). I have those guts to accept it, rather than being embarrassed by them and not forgiving myself. Forgive yourself and your past. Consider that as a part of your learning towards life and move ahead with new ideations.
13. Speak to your inner self:
Do that once a day, maybe before bedtime. If you feel it’s not loving and promising, then it’s time to change. You need to love yourself the same way you love your parents, kids, husband. you need to be considerate enough for yourself in the same way.
Can you start with these small changes? Your biggest responsibility is to Love yourself. Implement it, execute it and feel the difference. When it comes to me, I’m a much happier person now, than I was!
Signing off with Much Love,