Self-love is dynamic. It is not just a state of feeling good. It’s deep appreciation for oneself. It grows from actions we choose to take that support our physical, psychological and spiritual selves.
True love of self means accepting who we are and requires self-compassion and maturity. It means expanding and finding more satisfaction in all aspects of our lives. Allowing us to cope with challenges, create alignment and live in a state of greater personal satisfaction.
To cultivate this, we start by being more mindful about who we are. We focus on making choices for ourselves, rather than based on what others want for us. We act on what we need not what we want. Sometimes making difficult decisions to liberate us from past patterns that do not serve us.
People high in self-love nourish themselves daily by positive lifestyle choices, proper sleep and healthy social interactions. We set and honor boundaries and practice saying ‘no’ to things and people that deplete us and cause emotional, spiritual or physical harm.
We protect and forgive ourselves when needed. Choosing to live intentionally regardless of what is happening in life or work.
Today, even if you are uncertain, start making better choices and more meaningful decisions that support additional well-being. In doing so, you’ll increase clarity and start to attract people and circumstances that perpetuate our desire for greater self-love.