With Valentines Day upon us, it’s a time for loving others, but more often than not we forget about loving ourselves. I don’t particularly agree with Valentines Day being a reason to spread the love, as we should be doing that everyday, however now is the most appropriate time to talk about this. Today, I’m talking self-love, something I know for sure I’m guilty of not doing enough. It’s a frequent occurrence for the human brain to put oneself down and push aside self-loving, but that needs to stop.
Over the past year or so I’ve seen myself grow as a person, in a way of maturity as well as feeling more positive about myself. It’s the norm to constantly put yourself down and weigh up the negatives before the positives, but I’ve found a few ways to twist that norm around. It’s not every day I can do this, as of course the negatives get the better of you but these tricks do indeed help, and after all we are all human.
Look in the mirror and pick out the positives
This one is the hardest for me. Its quite typical to look in the mirror and think, ‘my god do I really look like that?!’, and why on earth do we do this to ourselves. Its common to reflect on the negatives, which are only negatives in your mind, in reality those ‘imperfections’ are what order ventolin albuterol others will see as beauty. Look in the mirror and tell yourself “I feel great today”. Starting the day with a positive attitude generally makes the rest of the day a positive.
Lose the ‘I can’t do it’ attitude
Beating myself up is something I used to do very often. I used to tell myself ‘I can’t do this’ and wondered why other people could, and that’s because they just did it, they just got on with it. Having a partner, whether a boyfriend/girlfriend, or best friendship that encourages you is the greatest way of tackling those things you thought you couldn’t do. In time, you’ll be able to tell yourself you can do it.
Surround yourself with the right things
Feeling committed to self-love isn’t something that comes when surrounding yourself with the wrong things, spaces and people. The right surroundings encourage positive energy to come to you. I find spaces are the most important influence; somewhere you can focus on yourself and reflect.
All in all, I think self-love is the most important part of this occasion. It is an incredible feeling to mature in a way that you can find more positives than negatives in life, and for me this stage didn’t come naturally but I managed to get there. Lets spread the love this Valentines and ensure to indulge in a little self-loving to.
What do you think about self-love? Do you have any tips?
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