Hello, and once again I welcome you here today.
As I began to research this topic on Self Love, I began to reflect on my own personal experience with self-love and the importance of loving oneself, I was to experience a situation that was extremely simplistic but of a profound truth. I randomly walked with a dear friend into a bookshop and having quickly browsed the current best sellers list, I immediately headed for the Self Help section.
I was intrigued to watch my friend, who isn’t an avid reader pick up a variety of books and because she is someone who is so precious to me I was extremely interested to see the topic of her choices. After 10 or so minutes she had picked a book on body language which kind of took me by surprise.
What was to become even more revealing to me was when she said to me ‘ I’m really looking for a book about confidence,’ explaining that she had no self-confidence at all. A statement that no one else looking at her would have ever believed.
These words were spoken by a stunningly beautiful young woman, who wherever she goes is stared at, because of that beauty. A young woman every man would die to be with, and the envy of every woman on the planet. Only the two of us would know of her feeling of lack, no one else would have any idea.
BEAUTY AND LOOK S ARE NEVER A TRUE INDICATOR OF SELF CONFIDENCE VIA SELF LOVE
Immediately my desire to help led me to recall the many books I have read, to offer her a recommendation or a suggestion on a purchase. I could think of none! After a short time, it became very apparent that her first step in the art of self-confidence is the ability and gift of loving oneself. Self-love!
Self-love is the bridge and first stepping stone to all of the life’s gifts and is in complete alignment with Personal Development and the articles and exercises offered here on our website Personal Development Mastery..gettingthingsorted.com
You see when you value yourself, you automatically do the things that will make you happy. You choose the right foods to eat, you exercise your body, you lift your spirit by taking time to meditate, you read books, you begin, improve and maintain healthy relationships, you get enough sleep and you make the time to do all these things, along with the other little things that make you happy, that you know are the icing on the cake on your journey to lifelong joy, peace and happiness.
Self-love takes the competition out of everything. You make the time to do these acts of love because you not only believe, but you know that you are absolutely worthy and deserving of the very best this life has to offer. You do them as an act of love to yourself, never to impress or be in competition with another.
Because beauty and looks are never a true indicator of self-love and/or self-confidence
LOVING YOURSELF IS THE MOST POWERFUL THING YOU CAN DO
We must come to understand that you cannot give something away that you, yourself do not have. Which means that if we don’t have love for ourselves we are unable to love someone else. This impacts all of our relationships leaving us isolated and depriving us of some of the great joys of life.
HOW TO SELF LOVE TIPS-SMALL ACTS OF SELF-LOVE
-Give yourself the gift of a good nights sleep
-Wake and immediately think of things you are grateful for.
-Prepare for yourself a nutritional breakfast.
-Read something Inspirational.
-Go for a walk giving your full attention to the wonders of nature, the sun, the clouds, the rain, the trees, the flowers and the birds. Never take anything for granted again.
-Smile, give thanks and be in awe of your truly magical world.
-Give everyone you meet the precious gift of your smile and a friendly hello.
-Sit on the grass, close your eyes and listen to the silence. Listen to nature, be in awe and know you are one with it all.
-Think of all your simple blessings-smile-and give thanks.
-Know, understand and be aware of the fact that you are never alone, ever!
EXTENDED SELF LOVE PRACTISES-LOVING ME FIRST
* Remind and reinforce those things that you love about yourself, no matter how small. You MUST make some time to sit and think about all those things that make you special. Start with your personality and move through your academic skills and sporting achievements. Once you have a long list of these and are feeling better about yourself make a list of your physical attributes, doing your best to not compare yourself to anyone else.
Note; Come to an understanding and be aware of the FACT that your life here on earth was chosen from 250 million sperm. You are nothing less than a miracle-You are not an accident- You are meant to be here, and you have a purpose, that you are here to carry out that purpose and leave your mark here not only during this day but long after you are gone…Believe this…Know this.. because this is truth.
I AM POWERFUL AND I AM LOVED
I AM POWERFUL AND I AM LOVING
I AM POWERFUL AND I LOVE IT
*Forgive yourself and your past. We have all, without exception, done, said and thought things that we regret, that if we had our time over again that we would do differently, or not at all. You must accept the fact that they were all part of your journey. Refuse Now to not let anything from your past interfere with the beautiful and self-loving person you are determined to become. Surrender to past experiences that you can never change. Let go of the judgemental you and make a commitment to get into the flow of life and to stop taking life so seriously.
*Take the time to relax and reflect on past successes and things that have brought you happiness. Then visualise and imagine all the things you would like to have happen in your life, happening, vividly clearly and with emotion. You see nothing has ever happened on this planet without it being first an intention, by way of thought and then a picture in somebodies mind.
*Spend less time with those people and things that aren’t moving you toward becoming all that you can be. Don’t sit and listen to those who whine and complain about what is simply life happening to them, they don’t understand yet that life is happening for them.
Problems don’t need to be spoken about over and over again they simply need to be dealt with or accepted. Get out of the gossip gangs who fill their days criticizing and judging everything and everyone in an attempt to build up their own self-esteem. Spend less time on social media and stay away from the sad dreary picture the news attempts to portray of our truly magical world.
*Begin to start by taking action on the things you know need to be done. Start believing and trusting in your ability to do things, to get the job done. Each small task completed is progress and growth in both confidence and happiness, both sure ingredients for self-love. Don’t wait to get motivated, just take action now.
YOU MAY OR MAY NOT EVER GET MOTIVATED TO START TO TAKE ACTION. BUT IF YOU TAKE ACTION NOW- YOU WILL BECOME MOTIVATED IMMEDIATELY
THIS I PROMISE YOU!!
*Look for and explore new opportunities. Begin today to trust your intuition, that oh so subtle small voice. Give up on waiting for the perfect time, the perfect moment, wait no longer, for it is now. Move forward and go with confidence, knowing that mistakes (learning experiences) and problems (stepping stones to success) are part of the adventure.
Totally accept who and where you are right now and know that everything…everything… is happening in Divine Perfection. Loosen up and go with the flow of life, surrendering to the process and just keep turning up. Let go of perfection it is a dream stealer and a myth. Allow yourself to be interested in everything, like a child you will find your way.
Release your need to please others regardless of who they are, and commit to focusing on being yourself. Nobody has the right to tell you what you should or should not do, you are your own individual, unique and magnificent creation and nobody knows what’s right for you better than you. So when you have an idea and the inspiration to follow through, stand tall and move forward with confidence and trust in the power that lies within you and every one of us.
When Writing The Story Of Your Life, Don’t Let Anybody Else Hold The Pen
Before closing, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to leave a comment below with any thoughts you may have or stories you would like to share. Your comments are always welcomed and so greatly appreciated by myself and our readers…thanks!
My sincerest wish for you is that you go forth from this day onwards, with the knowledge and understanding that things will only get better. If you follow the above-mentioned principles of self-love and begin listening to your inner voice, things are going to turn around for you quite dramatically.
You truly are a miracle, you are a magnificent wondrous creation and your individuality is both your gift and a blessing. You are never alone and you are always loved. Believe this.. know this..be at peace with this knowledge to ‘love and do what you will.’
With the deepest blessings and heartfelt love!