The Path Self-Love
July 7, 2020
We all, at one time or another, have to face the difficulty of loving ourselves, the complexity of accepting ourselves, and recognizing our value. This generally causes tension and self-sabotage, and It can be painful to live with. It can also make it difficult to start new projects, to move forward, and to create social relationships.
It’s never too late to start loving yourself and others. If we have not had the chance to feel this quality of love from a young age, you can still develop and build the art of loving your life and your self. You should learn to treat yourself like someone you love. Above all, we must not believe that we have to wait for the love of others to feel loved. We can offer ourselves the respect that we need and deserve!
However, it’s hard to cultivate good self-esteem, yet it is essential to our balance and fulfillment. We need it to grow professionally, build friendships, find love from others, or feel good about yourself. These are all social issues that we all pursue, and that requires a minimum level of self-esteem. Yet it is often much more natural for us to denigrate or belittle ourselves than to be able to recognize our qualities, strengths, and skills.
Do you want to feel more fulfilled in life? Start by cultivating self-esteem and self-love.
Self-Love Is a Choice
To begin, we must become aware that we have the choice to influence our lives, and that we can choose and give love.
On the one hand, self-love is essential to feel like you are in harmony with life and to feel in tune with oneself and one’s surroundings. One must start by accepting oneself as one soul and loving the beautiful being! Without exception, we are precious, and we all have something unique and valuable to bring to this world. This makes us genuinely magnificent. It is not the criteria of beauty in the media that define our value – far from it! We have to become aware of this illusion in which we live.
On the other hand, self-esteem is both the source and outcome of our actions and thoughts. Self-acceptance is sometimes hard but necessary for happiness. It can only be built on solid and reliable ground. This is why self-acceptance is the first step towards self-esteem. To be conscious of oneself is to accept that one is not perfect, and that reality does not correspond entirely to the ideal image that one has given oneself.
Love Is Essential for Living Happily
Love is a strength and quality that carries us through our daily lives. It is something as vital as the air we breathe. To be happy and healthy, we need love. Love moves us forward, motivates us, and can act as a relief on our daily wounds and sorrows. We are born into this world with hearts full of love. We are made to love in abundance, and the ups and downs of life cause some of us to move away and forget.
Self-love is the best path to fulfillment. Thus, only the love we feel in us can lead us to satisfaction.
“You’re enough, your life is not a coincidence and you’re capable of great things, all you need to do is believe in yourself, accept yourself to the point where only your opinion of yourself matters. To the point where you understand that when you have yourself, you have it all.”Leidyn Bernardez (Self-Love Advocate)
Keys to Learning to Self-Love
In this regard, here are some exercises to help you on your way to self-love.
First, stop criticizing yourself: Refuse to continue criticizing yourself as it doesn’t do you any good. When you keep criticizing yourself, you move forward negatively, whereas when you accept and encourage yourself, you move forward positively. Therefore, the changes you made in your life become positive!
Second, forgive yourself: Disconnect from the past and tell yourself that you acted in the best way you could at the time. Everything changes. We change, and the important thing is to move forward and improve your thoughts and your behavior.
Third, treat each other kindly: Always be as kind to yourself as you would be to a dear friend. Treat yourself with more respect, patience, and gentleness so that you learn to love yourself and feel your infinite worth.
Fourth, congratulate yourself: Get into the habit of congratulating yourself for every good thing you do and for every little detail that moves you in the right direction. Learn to congratulate yourself for everything. It works wonders, and it’s all precious.
When we take care of our bodies and minds, we show ourselves and others that we are essential and that we deserve to be healthy and happy. Begin to take care of the little things you do for yourself daily: sleep well, eat well, exercise, meditate, and meet new friends. The possibilities for satisfying yourself are numerous and do a lot of good.
The Bottom Line
By learning to love yourself, you can live a more fulfilled and happy life. With the tips presented above, you can put yourself on the path to self-love and live a better, rewarding, and content future.
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