For one’s well-being, the most important move is self-love. Self-love helps us to see the world with a better approach. The tender touch of self-love allows us to see the potential we have and allow us forgiveness. Now self-love comes with a cause and effect. You don’t know how to love yourself. But I promise you it’s a practice; it’s not a thing you grow within a day. It’s more than that. It can be challenging to love yourself at a time but not loving yourself can offer more challenges. When we leave ourselves with no love, it decreases the potential within us. Makes us anxious, stressed, and whatnot! That’s why self-love has a fundamental value in our life. So let’s learn how to love ourselves.
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What is not to be Misunderstood as Self Love
If you feel entitled and everything about you is perfect that may not be the right light for you. Also, it’s quite the opposite of that. It is to be aware of your flaws and imperfections. Also to critique yourself from time to time in a good way. Not caring about others’ emotions and thinking that you are never wrong is a sign of narcissism. This exaggeration of feelings leads to narcissism. It’s not self-love. However, do not mix these two things. Now let’s learn how to practice self-love and how to love yourself.
Allow Yourself to Make Mistakes and Learn from them
You must be wondering in what possible way mistakes are worth self-love. But trust me it’s revolutionary.
• Embrace your Past and Mistakes
Trust me nobody is perfect. Also, doesn’t it allow you to examine what went wrong and how? Also, this practice of objectivity serves to cure optimism and hope. Through trial and error, you get a lesson about what works for you and what does not. Therefore it’s necessary to expand your knowledge through mistakes. Afterward, you will make different choices for yourself. Always remember you are strong enough to bounce back.
• Outcomes Matter and so do Your Next Step
You have to keep one thing in mind, mistakes will come with certain outcomes. However, the most important thing is your next step. What will you do with those outcomes? If you want them to affect you they will affect you no matter what. But if you want to learn a lesson from it and make better life decisions it is your light in the tunnel.
You Matter: Put yourself in the First Place
How to love yourself in the first place? However, you may argue it’s selfish to put yourself on the prior list. But the counterpart is very different. There is a distinct line between selfishness and self-love.
Being Kind to Yourself
When you put yourself in first place you get the very first lesson of kindness. When you are kind enough to yourself, you are kind to others. Also when you are kind to yourself the values of self-respect and integrity come along. Do not walk on those roads where you might lose your dignity or make or make someone lose. Putting yourself in the first place is about fulfillment. Fulfillment of love, self-respect, mental health, moral values, and responsibility. Kindness makes you happier. A happy person is organized, and a happy person makes relationships better and more composed.
What if you don’t Work on Yourself
When you do not put yourself in the first place apart from emotions it affects you physically. Imagine having a hard week and on the weekend at home, it makes you sick to get up from your bed. This is what I am trying to point out. If you don’t make the room for yourself first, your body will also force you to look down. However, that does not mean that it’s wrong if you don’t want to work on things and that makes you happy. If you want to cancel your movie nights or a dinner plan with friends and family it’s ok to say ‘no’. After all, putting yourself first is doing what makes you happy and growing.
Trust yourself and every Opportunity Life gives you
We often doubt ourselves and the ability we have. It’s a big deal when you are finding out how to love yourself.
Process the Fear out of you
To work your emotions and trust yourself in a better way you have to tear down the demon of fear. Firstly recognize the fear, do not reject them. This is a healthy exercise. When you fully unmask your fear you will work better. So first recognize them then work then interrogate your fear then work for the goals, find your excuse not to do it, and finally summon your success. Allow yourself to feel the emotions at its greatest. Your joy, your fear. But do not let the limitations take away your decisions from you. Fear, joy, and emotions make one able to feel the circumstances better. Create your boundaries and perspectives. You may think the horizon ends here but you may find another horizon from there.
Grab your Opportunity or Create your own
Time never waits for anyone. Flourish yourself in self-love to boost your confidence. It might not look like the perfect time or setup but you should not let that fear dissolve you. Because most of the time we do not know what is best for us. You have come so far and have grown so much. Appreciate yourself, and celebrate yourself. You are here, powerful, alive beyond your knowledge. So seize the moment and live it. Because it might not get back to you.
How to love yourself is beyond the words we have put in here. It’s a perspective, it’s a way you find yourself. You are the one and only torchbearer. You may struggle but do not tear down the steps you have taken. Believe in yourself. Again it’s not something to be soaked overnight it is a journey you keep in your heart. Also, practice till the last breath.