A lot has been spoken about the importance of self-love. It is really crucial that we honestly love ourselves. And that doesn’t mean we should ignore our flaws and mistakes. That also doesn’t mean we should tell everybody how great we are. These ideas of practicing self-love are mistaken and flawed. This isn’t how you are supposed to love yourself. Self-love is something you practice internally; it doesn’t involve anyone else at any point. Let us look at the few easy ways of showing yourself some much needed love.
Do Not Ignore Yourself
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It is our common habit of ignoring certain aspects of ourselves whenever we feel uncomfortable. In love, you acknowledge and face things instead of ignoring and running away from it. Be it an emption, a feeling, or a body part. All you have to do is realize that it is a part of you and it is IMPORTANT. It is what makes you, you. True love is in acknowledging all parts of yourself, especially the parts you want to hide. Accept it and wear it with pride. Positive affirmations like “I am beautiful”, “I am awesome” etc can help you a lot in this process.
Say What You Mean
Be confident about your views and opinions. If you didn’t like something someone said, say it. Do not say what you don’t mean. Be honest to your thoughts and express them without any filter. If everyone loves some music but you don’t, have the courage of saying it out loud. Your likes and dislikes matter. Because they are yours! Nobody else is allowed to judge it. That’s how likes and dislikes work, they are extremely personal. Do not agree with anybody or lie about something just to impress or to get away from a confrontation. Feel free to articulate what exactly you feel about it. Let go of your fears and the need to make people happy.
Be Compassionate And Forgiving
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While you are busy showing compassion and forgiveness to the outside world, you often tend to forget yourself. You need a part of that compassion and forgiveness just as much as anyone else, or more even. Do not be unfairly hard on yourself. You will make mistakes. Forgive yourself. You will find yourself in dark and bad phases of life. Show yourself some love and hold yourself together. Compassion can lead you out of any ditch or trench as long as you are not judgemental about where you fell.
There are so many other ways, to be honest! The list is endless. At the end of the day, it is all about doing what’s best for you. Finding yourself valuable and meaningful human connections. Being grateful for everything life has bestowed upon you. Learning to laugh on yourself. And so on!