Self-love is an essential part of being happy with yourself, but it’s one that many people struggle with. It may be because of low self-esteem, bad habits you’ve built up over time or a poor relationship with the people in your life, but the end result is the same: you don’t feel good about yourself or what you’re doing. A self-love coach can help you change your situation by guiding you toward better habits and making you feel more accepting of who you are and what you’re doing in life.
Self-love is the most important thing you can give yourself. It’s an inside job, which means it starts from within your mind and heart. We all have a voice in our head that tells us we’re not good enough, or that we should be doing more. When you start listening to this voice and believing everything it says about yourself, it becomes hard for you to do anything because you think everything needs to be perfect before it is worth taking action. You will never feel like you’re deserving of happiness if you don’t love yourself first.
Start your day with a positive affirmation like I am enough. You may feel silly at first, but the more you do it, the more likely you’ll believe it. Set an intention for what you want to do that day, and write out some action steps. Create a vision board of things that make you happy and remind yourself of your goals. Take time each night to reflect on your day and write down three things that made you happy or proud of yourself that day. Take time every week to reflect on what’s been going on in your life since last Saturday evening and write down five highlights from the past seven days. Practice self-compassion by taking care of your body. Get eight hours of sleep, eat healthy foods, drink lots of water and exercise regularly. If something is really bothering you, journal about it so you can release any negativity trapped inside. Make sure to spend quality time with friends and family members who are important to you. When someone compliments you take a moment to recognize the good thing they said about you before responding; don’t dismiss their words because then they will think they were wrong about saying something nice about you when in fact they weren’t!
The power of self-love has been proven time and time again. Self-love is important because it helps you see the beauty in yourself, feel happy about who you are, and lead a more fulfilled life. It is important that we take care of ourselves because if we don’t take care of ourselves then how can we take care of others? We need to be selfless ourselves in order to make a difference in this world. When we focus on being selfish, what usually happens? We hurt ourselves and those around us.
For example, someone might drink too much alcohol which causes them to act out violently toward their significant other when they would normally never do such a thing. Another person might eat an entire bag of chips after dinner causing themselves to binge eat for the rest of the night. When people act out in these ways, they typically regret it afterwards but refuse to change their actions due to feeling like they have no control over themselves or what happens to them. On the other hand, when someone makes decisions based on what will benefit themselves without harming anyone else then they can reap all of the benefits from taking care of themselves first; mentally and physically!
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