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What’s Self-Love Got To Do With It???

In our fast-paced society, it’s often hard to find the time to focus on ourselves. Between work, family obligations, and social activities, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. However, it’s crucial we make time for ourselves if we want to be happy and productive. One way to do this is by practicing self-love.

Self-Love

Self-love is the act of valuing oneself and one’s own needs. It can be practiced in many ways, such as through positive acts.

The truth is, as cheesy as it sounds, you can’t pour from an empty cup. To have anything to give to others, we first need to fill ourselves up. This means taking the time for self-care, vulnerability, and self-love. It can be hard to find the time and motivation to do these things when we’re constantly filling our plates with work, home life, relationships, and social obligations. But if we can carve out some time each day (or even once a week) to disconnect and reset we have a good chance of greatly improving our overall quality of life. Sounds simple right? SO, why is it so hard?

Red roses laying on a table and a box title "Love yourself" | Focusing on self-love
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Why Is It So Hard???

It can be hard to love yourself. You may be your own worst critic, always finding fault in your appearance or your actions. And when you don’t love yourself, it’s tough to let anyone else in. You may be closed off from relationships or other opportunities out of fear of being hurt again.

But here’s the thing: You can change that. You can start to love yourself more by working on your self-esteem and discovering what makes you happy.

Where to Start?

One way to have a more positive and productive view of self-love is by changing the small things we do each day. This may sound a bit corny, but it’s actually one of the most important things you can do for yourself. When you love yourself, you are kinder to yourself. You take care of yourself better and make decisions that support your well-being.

There are many ways to love yourself more. Some people practice yoga or meditation, while others read self-help books or spend time with positive people. The most important thing is that you find something that works for you and is sustainable over the long term.

We spend so much time loving everyone and everything but ourselves. Let’s take some of that energy into loving ourselves more. Imagine how great you would be at loving others if you practice loving yourself first.

XOXO,

Mrs. HJ the Resilience Expert

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