Five Easy Steps to Creating Self-love in Your Life.
Self-love is not just a buzzword! It’s the magic ingredient to your overall happiness and well-being. We often seek happiness from external sources, such as success, material possessions, or relationships, but true happiness comes from within you, nowhere else but you. In this blog post, we will explore the ways that will help you learn to love yourself.
So, let’s dive into what self-love is truly about!
Step 1: Connecting to the Power of Your Thoughts & Emotions
Have you ever noticed that your thoughts affect how you feel and have an impact on your behavior and what you have in your life? Our thoughts also have a profound impact on how we see ourselves and what we see happening in the world around us. By noticing your thoughts, and becoming the watcher of your mind, it will help you to let go of your thoughts that aren’t serving you, and it will help change your energy from a low frequency to a higher frequency. On the scale of emotions, love/joy/and excitement are on the highest level, while fear/resentment/and anger are on the lowest.
Step 2: Choosing Empowering Thoughts
It’s essential to recognize that your thoughts are ALWAYS optional! We have the power to choose what we want to think. The first step toward self - love is becoming aware of our thought patterns whether negative or positive and move from there. By becoming the watcher of your thoughts you are able to notice if you are having more negative thoughts, or positive thoughts.
Self-reflection happens to be a very effective practice that we recommend you try. Spend a few minutes each day writing down your thoughts, without judgment. This exercise helps you to detach from your thoughts, realize they are optional, and help you to gradually change any negative thought patterns that you may be having. Over time, you’ll learn to replace these negative patterns with more positive, self-loving thoughts. For example: I AM thankful for my life, I AM thankful for who I’m becoming, I AM grateful for who I am, I AM grateful for this new day, I AM grateful for this new opportunity to love myself more each day!
Step 3: Embracing Self-Care
Taking care of our mental and physical well-being is necessary for cultivating self-love. It involves nurturing ourselves through managing our minds, eating healthy, and feeling good. We suggest that you prioritize self-care activities that make you feel good, whether it’s taking a relaxing bath, going for a walk, reading a book, meditation/prayer, or simply taking a few minutes of personal “me-time”. There is so much power in a few minutes of silence to recharge our energy. Learning to love yourself is important especially if you want to feel loved in return. How can you love another, when you don’t practice loving you first?
Step 4: Seeking Support and Professional Help
The journey of self-love can be challenging. Connecting with a professional such as a life coach not only provides unconditional love, but also guidance and tools that will help you to feel better and learn to love yourself more! With your life coach, you will learn tools to overcome anything that has been holding you back from loving yourself fully, which is actually an act of self-care, when you seek support from others.
Step 5: Creating Positive Habits
Daily affirmations, meditation, and gratitude are effective ways to reconnect with self-love. Positive affirmations are powerful sentences that help to reprogram your mind, so you can start believing them as your truth. You want to choose affirmations that resonate with you personally and repeat them throughout the day. In addition to affirmations, practicing self-kindness by expressing gratitude for what you are thankful for will raise your vibrations and enhance how you feel about yourself. We recommend writing in a daily gratitude journal, which will help you to feel good as well as grateful.
With time and repetition, your affirmations become your truth, and lead you to a happy life! Fuel your mind with loving thoughts and watch your dreams and desires come true!
By following these five simple steps, you can cultivate a greater sense of self-love and experience the true power it holds. Remember that true happiness comes from within and cannot be achieved through anything external or other people. Prioritize your needs and well-being, by loving yourself like you never have. Recognize your lovability, and your worth. Start believing that the love within yourself is perfectly perfect. Nothing can ever change that. You were created from love, you are made of love, every inch of you is LOVE.
If you need someone to help you on a journey of self- love, give us a call. We are always here for you.
With Love and Gratitude,
Caro & Christine