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.
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.