The Crisis of Self-Love
What if I told you there was a self-love crisis going on worldwide? When people are asked if they love themselves, there is often a pause and a moment of deep thinking before responding with an unsure, unmotivated answer of “Yes,” “For the most part,” or “Not as much as I should.”
When you love yourself, you open the door to all kinds of positive possibilities in your life. When you feel good about who you are, it shows in everything you do. You carry yourself with confidence and assurance, and people respond to that. They can see that you’re happy with who you are, that there is joy in your heart, and that they want to be around you. We have all heard about the law of attraction. What you send out, you get back. So be mindful of what you send out into the world if you notice a lot of negativities in your life.
Loving yourself also means being kind to yourself. It means treating yourself like you would a best friend. Think of how you treat your best friend with kindness, grace, respect, and, most importantly, unconditional love. Think for a moment how it makes you feel when your friend or a close loved one talks negatively about themselves. Most good friends correct them and turn the negative into a supportive positive. We sometimes have to do the same thing for ourselves. Loving ourselves requires being kind and supportive of our decisions and actions regardless of the outcome.
It means listening to your body and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. The physical is more than just working out. It is how much sleep you are getting. How you wear your clothes to flatter your body and make you feel confident. Emotionally loving yourself is giving yourself permission to feel what you need to feel but being able to cope and move forward. Mentally is acknowledging past traumas, focusing on your needs, and setting healthy boundaries.
It means giving yourself permission to relax and do things that make you happy. Treating yourself well shows in your skin, hair, and eyes – all the things you first notice when you look at yourself in the mirror. Of course, it is easy to point out the flaws; we all have them. But being able to embrace all of you and become grateful for the body you are in allows loving yourself to grow.
“We all have our flaws. But we overcome them. And sometimes, it’s our flaws that make us who we are.”— Erin Hunter.
And when you love yourself, you attract other people who love themselves too. You find friends and partners who appreciate you for who you are. You create a circle of positivity and support that enhances your life in every way. So, remember that Law of Attraction! Become a magnet for the type of people you really want and need in this life journey.
So, what are you waiting for if you’re not loving yourself yet? Start today! Treat yourself with kindness and respect, listen to your body and needs, and give yourself permission to be happy. It’s time to start enjoying life – because when you love yourself, you believe in yourself. And when you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
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