You are on the cuff of truly loving yourself, and all you need is a little direction and a gentle push. You know what you want, and you won’t steer yourself wrong. Work on finding your balance within yourself and within your life and things will start to come together for you.
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So, how do you find Self-Love? Here are 3 tips that helped me on my journey so far.
1. SPEND MORE TIME TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
Why is this important? This will allow you to reward yourself internally and externally and to do things that feel good to you. Sometimes, we can be so hard on ourselves for not looking a certain way, or being a certain way that we forget to appreciate ourselves and love ourselves for who we are and what we represent. What does this look like? A good place to start is taking care of your mental. If you can keep a positive outlook and perspective on yourself and the world around you, it can alter your world entirely. Having a positive mindset can literally make or break you. Once you strive for your mind to be in the right place everything else will align.
2. BEING IN TUNE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
A crucial part of Self Love. Dig deeper into yourself because it’s there, you just haven’t fully tapped into it yet. Having the courage feel, the strength to address it, and the wisdom to follow through is incredible, super mature, and something that a lot of people won’t learn until they’re older and have nothing but time on their hands. If you’re feeling uneasy, anxious, or upset about something it would be in your own best interest to make time to express and deal with ALL of your emotions.
Additionally, You don’t have to tolerate people who don’t invest their time and energy in you. These people may be robbing you of your potential greatness.
3. SELF AWARENESS
I love this one, and I love it because I think people really take this one for granted. Self-reflection is literally how you learn and grow. Have you ever participated in a project and when it’s finished, the instructor may say, “Tell me what you did right in this project, and tell me what you did wrong.” THIS is self-reflection. I bring up self-reflection first because this has to happen before you can reach self-awareness. After you get the hang of reflecting you will eventually have the skill and discipline to experience a situation where you can actually be in the situation and reflect while it is happening which in turn, could completely change your outcome. This is how I started my Self Awareness Journey.
Here are some things you can do to start this process today:
HAVING A GOOD ATTITUDE • OPTIMISM • SEEKING ACCEPTANCE • RETURNING FAVORS • MEDITATION • BEING NICE • EDUCATE YOURSELF • ALLOW YOUR MIND TO WANDER
EATING HEALTHY FOODS MORE OFTEN THAN UNHEALTHY FOODS • EXERCISE • PERSONAL HYGIENE • LAUGHTER • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU • DRINK WATER • GET ENOUGH SLEEP • DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY • SAY NO IF YOU HAVE TO • BE ALONE IF YOU NEED IT • VENT & ALLOW YOURSELF TO HEAL • EMBRACE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING
If you can try to practice some this into your life, you are definitely on your way to a life of fulfillment and happiness. I am also still learning, growing, and reflecting. I am taking this excursion day by day, sometimes hour by hour and I am honored to be on this journey with you.
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Maddy is the creator of My Dear Little Sister, a SAFE space to be you that helps women discover themselves and their goals. Follow her on Instagram @mydearlittlesister.