With all the hype around Valentine’s Day and looking for love with a partner, I think it is important to talk about loving the most important person first, yourself.
We spend so much energy looking for love and wanting to be loved but we don’t spend enough time working on loving ourselves.
Self love is not selfish, we need to learn how to love ourselves first.
Here are some of my ideas on how to increase self love:
Give Gratitude. Gratitude is the number one game changer in feeling and giving love. Start your day by listing a few things you are grateful about yourself and your life.
When you come across a negative situation in life or you may be feeling down on yourself look at the gratitude in the situation. You can always put a positive spin on almost anything you are going through.
Would you talk to your best friends like that? If we ever talked to our friends the way some of us talk to ourselves I don’t think we would have many friends.
Stop the negative self talk and start to love yourself for who you uniquely are.
Be true to who you are. Stop trying to be someone else, there is only one you and you are amazing.
Love yourself enough to be true to yourself and don’t be afraid to shine!
Take time for yourself. What do you love to do? Read, get a massage, whatever it is, do more of it! You are important and you should do what you love and what makes you happy
Trust yourself. You know more then you think you do. You know what you need, you know who you are so stop second guessing it all the time.
Take time to sit with yourself and really tap into your intuition that we all have. Trust that you know what is right for you and believe in yourself.
When so much focus is around loving others (which of course is very important to do too) take some time and focus on working on loving yourself first.
I hope you have a day filled with Self Love!!