Self-love is the most important action we can take to create a happy, fulfilling life. It involves self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-care. It is the cornerstone to healthy relationships because in practicing self-love, we understand and communicate our boundaries. Self-love also enables us to easily receive love from others. Self-love improves our outlook on life because when we feel better inside, we tend to view the outside with more optimism and hope. Contrary to what some believe, self-love is not selfish. When we practice self-love, we cultivate attitudes and mindsets that enable us to be of service to others and contribute to positive change.
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This week’s list will help you, your teen, or your young adult daughter start a steady practice of self-love. Download your list here.
- Write a list of what you are grateful for.
- Tell yourself something kind and encouraging.
- Write down three good things that happened today.
- Audit your social media. Unfollow people who don’t spark joy.
- Write a list of things you have accomplished or are working toward that make you feel proud.
- Replace phrases like “I can’t,” “I won’t” and “I shouldn’t” with “I’m learning…,” “I’ll try…,” and “I’d prefer…”
- Consider how you can be your own best friend today and every day.
- Shift a comparison into a compliment. When you find yourself comparing yourself to someone else, compliment them on what you admire.
- Start your day with a positive intention. Think of what kind of attitude or mindset you want to embrace today.
- Say “no” to people or things that don’t enhance your health and wellbeing.
I’d love to know your favorite ways to practice self-love and your experience with the practices I shared. Drop me a line with your comments.