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We have all had that moment, whether for a split second or for eons, where you compare your lowest moments to other people’s highlight reels or your start up to someone else’s ten year experience; and at that moment you suddenly wish you could be like them, if not them. Without self love we end up with a series of self-hate episodes, feeling unworthy, useless and worse depressed.
We are constantly reminded to love ourselves. In today’s world everyone seems to be a stickler for self-love; from hashtags, to captions, to self-help books and now this particular article 😇😉 but what does it actually mean? What is self-love all about?
Self-love is defined as “love of self” or “regard for one’s own happiness or advantage” and has both been conceptualized as a basic human necessity to purge away any personal moral flaw we may inject ourselves with.
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ROBIN SHARMA, a phenomenal chap and the author of the famous novel; “THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI” once said that; adults are simply deteriorated children, and I wouldn’t agree less, because, while talking about self-love or loving yourself more, I like to think about that inner child that rests within each one us: Now think about how you’d want to take care of that child.
You have probably heard of the platitude; “Actions speak louder than words.”
Self-love is all about your actions. Whatever you do directly improves or taints your self-love. Here is how to pursue the former.
APPRECIATE YOUR UNIQUENESS
Succinctly; Comparison is the thief of joy.
Appreciating your uniqueness is all about realizing that, the best thing to do is to be yourself, because everyone else is taken. It’s about treating yourself like you are willing to treat others. It’s about believing and having it etched in your heart that the world would be less of a place without your magic.
You are a personal brand. So sell yourself, let the world have you as you are; because you are not inferior, you are not superior, you are simply you💪💪.
BE VERY INTENTIONAL WITH YOUR TIME
It is without a doubt the most precious commodity that we have is time, and yet we spend it the worst of all.
Being intentional with your time means that you prioritize your high impact value activities, in other words, the 20% of activities that yield 80% of your results.
At a time where everything is seeking your attention and preying on your time, the best you can do is be frugal with that time, accounting for every hour if not minutes.
LEARN TO DO THE HARD THINGS
I like to refer to it as voluntary discomfort.
If you had a child who only wanted to watch TV all day, chances are you’d instill some discipline in them, to ensure that they spend some time on their school work or chores, simply to train their minds on how to tackle day to day activities. The child might abhor the idea and even hate you… no HATEis a strong word, maybe just scorn at you, but you’d know that your heart is only filled with pure love towards the child and hence your conscience would not settle if you are bringing up a lazy individual.
The same applies to us individually: Matter of fact take that concept and copy paste in your own circumstance. Voluntary discomfort trains your mind to easily do the easier things and to deal with difficult circumstances much stronger. It bolsters your will power. You become more resilient; you believe in yourself more; you become more capable and more enthusiastic towards life. Unafraid of what hills or mountains may be lurking ahead.
LIVE IN THE PRESENT
How often do you simply sit, and appreciate the meal that you are having; without the distraction of your phone or anxious thoughts about what you ought to be doing or where you ought to be?
Living in the present means practicing the art of gratitude. You can only live in the moment if you truly savor that present moment. Realizing that prayers you made years ago are being answered; that someone else is praying for whatever you have. That you are blessed to be healthy with renewed vitality and a purified mind.
We often forget how special we are by focusing on mistakes we made years ago. Instead of confronting our feelings and feeling them as mere feelings, we opt to encapsulate them in a bottle and try to forget them, only for them to recur at an inappropriate time. The only time you have is now, savor it. Self-love will blossom.
BE QUICK TO FORGIVE YOURSELF
“The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself” – CONFUCIUS (Chinese philosopher)
That’s it! If you find it hard to forgive yourself, you simply haven’t had closure with yourself; you simply don’t know yourself. All forgiveness is self-forgiveness, and when you are adamant to forgive yourself, you are simply holding yourself prisoner.
You need to understand that experiences are merely experiences and like OPRAH says; forgiving yourself is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
Fun should be a priority in your routine. Well-deserved after a day’s work. Take note of the words, “routine”, “well-deserved” and “after a day’s work”
Your reward should be your motivation to be your best self. Its communication that you truly appreciate yourself. That you understand how unique you are, how much effort you are putting in. That you are with yourself every step of the way because you are your biggest cheerleader, fan, subscriber, etc. That of all people, you should be most concerned with what you think of yourself and how you treat yourself. That you understand that true love is portrayed through actions.
So don’t shy away from having a good time. You deserved it.
Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. Getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness is an uphill task.
So i canvass you to look in the mirror and quote the next paragraph to yourself before leaving your room in the morning.
“Hey you! Did you know that you’re very special? There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life,”YOU”.
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