SELF LOVE = BODY CONFIDENCE = GREATER HAPPINESS
How to discover greater love.
February is often associated with the month of LOVE. It has Valentine’s Day bang in the middle of it. For some it makes you reflect upon yourself, what you want in a partner and why they are important to be in your life.
Are you looking for someone to love you for who you are or are you wanting to fit in what the other person you may think is looking for?
This month we are focusing on LOVE and all aspects of it. So often we focus on loving others and we forget to love ourselves.
Often we conveniently choose to focus on the “outside love” for other people rather than inwardly on your own self-love. This can be challenging, confronting and sometimes painful when you face your own truths.
But, facing those truths is a positive thing as you really get to know yourself a lot clearer. Then just have the acceptance of who you are and be grateful for all of your beautiful attributes. The true beauty lies in your love for yourself.
The great news is that as you lift up into a feeling of greater love for yourself it allows you to sit more in a state of peace and ease. You let more of the “superficial” things go as you lift and empower yourself.
Without getting too deep, think about what you worry about when it comes to others loving you.
Do you worry that others will have opinions about your weight?
Do you worry about your looks?
Do you worry about trying to please the other person?
Women, in particular, are notoriously bad at putting themselves down when it comes to the way they think about themselves.
DID YOU KNOW …
- 85% of women choose not to attend certain functions or activities when they don’t feel great about the way they look.
- 7 out of 10 of girls with low body esteem don’t stick with their decisions or be more opinionated if they aren’t happy with how they look.
- 9 out of 10 women refrain from eating or make unhealthy choices because of their obsession to look good.
Frightening isn’t it? It’s not about how you look at the end of the day but how you see yourself.
Life is about being happy and accepting you for who you are – warts and all.
THE SELF LOVE MODEL
If you have a great Love for yourself and you raise your self-esteem then you have a healthier body image acceptance. Then once you have better self-esteem and have a strong belief that you are worthy and of great value – then your behaviour will be a lot more positive.
Then take the increased belief in yourself and you have a heightened love for yourself. It then makes it a lot easier to put healthy boundaries into your life where you find it easier to say “NO” to people, events etc.
Finally, with all these components in place, you can’t help but have a much greater acceptance of who you truly are. How wonderful you are. And when you’re in this awesome beautiful space – you are in a much better place to love other people and to love yourself. How awesome is that!
So here are 3 little tips to living yourself and loving others …
- PRACTICE – saying 3 nice things about yourself every day when you get up.
- PERFORM – acts of kindness to yourself and to others (this includes the way you think)
- PARTY – you’ll feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable to party with others as you’ve really stepped up and empowered yourself!
So take a moment to reflect on how much time you take to really look at yourself. Find all the qualities you love about yourself. It’s worth doing because it really helps shift your headspace into a much more positive place.
After all, if you don’t love yourself, how on earth can anybody else truly love you!
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