It’s February…Black History Month and also the month of LOVE! I want to touch on a topic that’s extremely important. Before we can begin to talk about love for others and cultivating relationships we have to address the love that begins with SELF.
Let’s talk about that phrase self- love! This topic is popular, but most times very misconstrued. It’s not JUST about bubble baths and relaxation… it’s recognizing your own worth, value, and importance. It is a way of cultivating self-awareness and self-care, which helps us to make healthy decisions and be our best selves, but ultimately, self love helps us to create meaningful, lasting relationships and to live our lives with greater authenticity, joy, and purpose.
It can be hard to take the time to focus on yourself and the things that make you unique, but it is so important to be able to look in the mirror and appreciate who you are and all the things that make you special. Here are a few tips to help you incorporate more self-love into your life:
Take care of your physical needs: Make sure you are eating healthy meals, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. These sound very basic, but many of us overlook these basic needs throughout our day
Take time for yourself: Make sure you carve out time to do something that you truly enjoy, whether it’s reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, or taking a walk in nature.
Make a list of your positive attributes: List all of the positive qualities that you possess and review them often.
Compliment yourself: Positive affirmations can do wonders for your self-esteem, so practice saying kind and encouraging things to yourself.
Celebrate your successes: Acknowledge and celebrate your successes. Whether it’s big or small, take some time to appreciate your accomplishments.
Practice self-forgiveness: We all make mistakes, so don’t be too hard on yourself when you make one. Forgive yourself and move forward.
Using these tips to start loving on you in your daily life is important because it will help to create a more positive relationship with yourself. You’ll notice you’ll begin to feel a sense of inner peace, resilience, and confidence. When you love yourself, you are better able to care for yourself in all aspects of your life, from physical health to emotional wellbeing. Self-love can also inspire you to reach your highest potential and become the best version of yourself.
Additionally, when you practice self-love, it can lead to better relationships with those around you. Loving yourself helps you to show greater compassion and understanding to others, which can lead to healthier and more meaningful connections.
I hope this inspires you to love YOU better. You deserve it. I love you…. So should you. #GetYourGlambitionUp