I write this blog post from pure love and a wide-open heart. I write this from perspectives of my own experience in journeying into a deeper sense of self love and acceptance. I also write this following twenty years of continuous personal professional life coaching with hundreds of individuals.
This post is about self-love
Self-love is not as difficult as we make it seem. Self-love is a choice. It’s a series of decisions that you make daily. It stems from essential self-care. It won’t feel natural at first, that’s why you must fake it until you make it. It starts with the decision each day to feel good and be happy. If you’re going through bad times or having a bad day, ask yourself, “What can I do to make myself feel better today?” And then choose something that’s life affirming and self-nurturing. It’s as simple as that.
Self- love is a verb. How you treat yourself reveals all. Self-love is revealed in your self-talk and how you pay attention to and care for yourself. Do you neglect, criticize, and tear yourself down? Or do you build yourself up with kind and encouraging thoughts, words, and deeds?
Many people don’t want the responsibility that self-love and self-care entails. They choose instead to play the victim and talk about their lack of self-love, making other people responsible for their happiness. As long as they can play the victim or blame game, they don’t have to take action and be responsible for their actions. As we all well know, spending too much time around someone who has become a victim and who is stuck in self-loathing or continuously denies their own worthiness is an energy drain.
Happiness is a choice and must be made daily
It comes from within. It’s an attitude and a habit that must be continually cultivated and practiced.
The most courageous decision you can make is the decision to be happy, content and worthy right now. All that you are seeking will come from this.
You can’t hate your way into a better body. Self-love and self-acceptance create the fertile soil of self-transformation. When you build your body on the solid foundation of self-love, the results will be long lasting.
What are you going to do this week to show love and care for yourself?
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