How to Embrace Self-Love?
After 2020, you need all the self-love and love you can get. It’s been a tough year. It’s important to remember that the most consistent support to you will come from you. You are your own most reliable and consistent source of support.
How to Practice Self-Love?
Here, we are going to discuss the easiest and quickest ways to increase self-love in 2021.
Start with Music
Maybe you should start with what’s easiest. Indulge in your favorite music. Music can be an amazing emotional conductor. It can help you process emotions and get in touch with emotions you’ve been ignoring. Listen to music that uplifts you. Or listen to comforting music if you are going through grief.
Find Things You Love About Yourself
It is easy to think about things that are not good for us. We could be more proactive, and we should procrastinate less. How about things that are positive about you? Maybe you are a problem-solver or someone who has a great sense of humor. You are great support for your friends. Write it down in your diary. One positive thing about you per day. Also, writing three things you are grateful for can help you feel better and see the world from a positive perspective.
Recognize something you are grateful and proud of in 2020. What goals did you achieve? What roadblock did you overcome?
Be Supportive of Others
Although we are talking about self-love being supportive of others and showing understanding is a great practice. Notice how you act when you are talking to others and how supportive you are to others. Are you the same with yourself? Are you as supportive of yourself as you are of others?
When helping others, go beyond the things you would usually do. It could be just a small thing for you but for others, you can make their day. Taking focus from yourself can be a great and loving break.
Dress for the Occasion? Dress for Yourself
Ok, we are not suggesting you show up in a gown at work, but you might be staying home in your pajamas without reason. Why? Put on your favorite earnings, do your hair, and put on your favorite T-shirt.
Take Care of Yourself
Take care of your physical body. Pay close attention to what are you eating. How much water are you drinking daily? Taking care of your physical body can be the most loving thing that you can do for yourself. Also, you will develop a mindful mindset of treating yourself with loving care. Although we spend too much time staying inside, try to connect with nature as much as possible. You can even watch the snow falling outside from your own house or take a walk after a long day at work.
Stretch and hold the pose of your choice. Ask what your body needs today? Gently stretch and move your body into poses that are different from your own modus operandi.
Stay Positive by Turning to Positive Things
Check positive and uplifting social media accounts. Too often we are bombarded with negative and tragic news. It’s more likely that we will click on a negative and shocking headline and marketing people know that. You have to search for the content that you want to be exposed to. Search for the positive things that you can easily relate to instead of looking and seeing negative news.
If you are having negative thoughts as the worst-case scenario in your head, think about the positive and best-case scenarios. The worst-case scenario rarely happens. Once you turn your attention to positive news you are more likely to think more about positive and best-case scenarios.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Hard Truth but Remain Compassionate
Love yourself enough, to be honest about hard truths but remain compassionate. We all tend to be too hard on ourselves. Say a hard truth to yourself as you would to someone who you really love. Also, take a step back and give yourself the option to forgive yourself. Remember that forgivingness is a process but not something that happens at once.
How to embrace self-love? Maybe you are wondering where to start? It’s important to start somewhere. Choose the easiest thing for you and go from there.