Self-love: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
Many of us are just going through the motions of life and doing what is expected of us or searching for someone to love us and think that will make everything alright.
When you resonate true happiness and self-love, it’s visible from a mile away.
Don’t wait for someone or something to make you happy! Do something that sets your soul on fire and that makes you feel completely alive and in the present moment. This will raise your vibrational frequency, and people are drawn to that!!
Self-love is a practice and it does require a bit of soul searching and acceptance, but give it time and it will lead to abundance you’ve never imagined. It will also naturally transfer over to your other relationships and strengthen your ability to love others.
Follow These 13 Tips to Deepen and Expand Your Self-Love:
1. Accept Yourself Exactly as You Are
Accept every part of you . . . your funny, silly, crazy, lazy, wild, loving, generous parts that make you you. Learn to love yourself no matter what and you’ll begin to see how beautiful and unique you truly are.
2. Nourish Your Body
Your body is a temple. Treat it as such, and provide it with nourishment from nutrient-rich whole foods.
3. Connect With Nature
Nature holds deep healing energy. By spending time reconnecting with Mother Earth, we can’t help but recognize the astounding beauty within all the intricacies of nature. We can then learn to recognize them within ourselves.
4. Rock a No Makeup Day
If you regularly wear makeup, go out in public without it. For some of you, this is a normal occurrence if you don’t often wear makeup anyway.
For those that are used to wearing makeup every day, this may be a challenge. There is nothing wrong with wearing makeup, but it’s nice to go out without any sometimes. It makes you feel vulnerable in an empowering way by embracing every freckle, wrinkle and blemish you may have.
Embrace your natural beauty and let it shine!
5. Use the Power of Mantras + Affirmations
Practice affirmations or mantras in the mirror regularly!
One example is: “I love myself unconditionally. I am beautiful. I am kind. I am smart. I am powerful. I AM love.” The eyes are the windows of the soul, so speak to yourself.
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6. Journey Inward
Meditate to cleanse your mind of any “junk thoughts” or negative feelings you may have. This will create space to allow your mind to think positive, loving thoughts about yourself.
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7. Nurture Your Energy
This will help reset your energetic pathways to allow the free flow of Qi (or prana, which is your lifeforce energy) so you can feel your best.
Spend time connecting with people that you love and that love and appreciate you as well. This will help reinforce how truly awesome and loved you are. Call your best friend, plan a Zoom date with your mom, or go for a walk with your partner.
9. Practice Yoga
Yoga is such a nourishing practice for your body, mind and soul. It’s one of the best ways to show gratitude and love to yourself.
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10. Don’t Wait for Love
Create a life as if you’ve got all you’ve ever wanted right here right now. Don’t wait on Prince or Princess Charming – your sweet self IS enough!
Even a forced smile changes the chemistry of your brain and releases feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. This creates happy thoughts and feelings.
The more you make smiling a habit, the more it will come naturally and genuinely. You’re probably smiling right now. Warning, it’s contagious! 🙂
12. Dream BIG
Because why not . . . you are capable of miraculous things. And taking the time to dream those dreams helps make them more of a reality in your life.
13. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
Do things that make you smile, laugh, dance, act silly, sing . . . all of it! This puts you in touch with your inner child that is carefree and happy as can be. You deserve to feel that way!
Sometimes we all get caught up in the perceived seriousness of life, but humor – and laughter – is the best medicine! When we learn to not always take ourselves so seriously, we can loosen up and better enjoy, embrace, and love all that is and that WE are.
Use These Tips to Deepen and Expand Your Self-Love Because You Are Worthy of It!!
By implementing all or even some of these 13 tips into your life, you will begin to truly see positive change and develop a deep-rooted sense of self-love.
Have fun with it and let love flourish in all aspects of your life by harnessing the most important love of all, self-love! Love. Embrace. Accept. Thrive.
What are some other ways that you cultivate self-love in your own life? Please share in the comments below to continue inspiring and uplifting the community!
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