“Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.”
It’s important to understand the value in living a healthy life and to do so means to practice healthy living. “Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Figuring out what self-love looks like for you as an individual is an important part of your mental health.”
To help with practicing self love. Here are some helpful ways to incorporate self love on your life:
For starters, it can mean:
Talking to and about yourself with love
Giving yourself a break from self-judgement
Being true to yourself
Being nice to yourself
Setting healthy boundaries
Forgiving yourself when you aren’t being true or nice to yourself
- Meditating is also a great way to practice self love. During this time you are able to come aware of certain things that you may not have been aware of before. Your body starts to communicate with you and you begin to discover certain aspects of your life that weren’t clear to you before.
For many people, self-love is another way to say self-care. To practice self-care, we often need to go back to the basics and
Listen to our bodies
Take breaks from work and move/stretch.
Put the phone down and connect to yourself or others, or do something creative.
Eating healthily, but sometimes indulge in your favorite foods.
Self-love motivates you to make healthier choices in life. It also helps promote positive thinking.