Loving Yourself First - Part 1

Do you really love yourself? Do you love being who you are? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you enjoy your own company? Can you handle being alone? 

This is the season of love and how can you love another, without loving yourself first? You can't pour from an empty cup, you gotta take care of yourself first.

So today, the girlfriends blog will share tips with you on how to love yourself (excerpts from lifehack.org). Do yourself a favor, take a deep breath, give yourself a little hug and start practicing the following: 

  • Start each day by telling yourself something really positive. How well you handled a situation, how lovely you look today. Anything that will make you smile. 
  • Fuel your body with foods and drinks that nourish it and makes it thrive.
  • Move that gorgeous body of yours every single day and learn to love the skin you’re in. You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.
  • Don’t believe everything you think. There is an inner critic inside of us trying to keep us small and safe. The downside is this also stops us from living a full life.
  • Surround yourself with people who love and encourage you. Let them remind you just how amazing you are.
  • Stop the comparisons. There is no one on this planet like you, so you cannot fairly compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should compare yourself to is you.
  • End all toxic relationships. Seriously. Anyone who makes you feel anything less than amazing doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life.
  • Celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. Pat yourself on the back and be proud of what you have achieved.
  • Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s incredible the feeling we get when we realize we have achieved something we didn’t know or think we could do before.
  • Embrace and love the things that make you different. This is what makes you special.
  • Realize that beauty cannot be defined. It is what you see it as. Don’t let any of those photoshopped magazines make you feel like your body isn’t perfect. Even those models don’t look like that in real life.
  • Take time out to calm your mind every day. Breathe in and out, clear your mind of your thoughts and just be.
  • Follow your passion. You know that thing that gets you so excited but scares you at the same time. The thing you really want to do but have convinced yourself it won’t work. You should go do that!
  • Be patient but persistent. Self-love is ever evolving. It’s something that needs to be practiced daily but can take a lifetime to master. So be kind and support yourself through the hard times.
  • Be mindful of what you think, feel and want. Live your life in ways that truly reflect this.

Feeling better already? Show yourself some love and stay tuned for more.
Don't forget to drink lots of water!


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