Are you good at giving to others and sending your love to everyone around you.
What about you? Do you do the same for yourself?
Do you take time out of your day for you?
Which of the below listing speaks to you most?
I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect and find a way to practice Self Love each
day. Here are a few methods:
1. STOP ALL CRITICISM
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept
yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize
yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your
changes are positive.
2. FORGIVE YOURSELF
• Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the
understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are
growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
3. DONʼT SCARE YOURSELF
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. Itʼs a dreadful way to live.
Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your
scary thought to a pleasure thought. Intentional substitution.
4. BE GENTLE AND KIND AND PATIENT
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as
you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone
you really love.
5. BE KIND TO YOUR MIND
Self-hatred is hating your own thoughts. Donʼt hate yourself for having the
thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
6. PRAISE YOURSELF
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself
as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little
7. SUPPORT YOURSELF
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to
help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
8. BE LOVING TO YOUR NEGATIVES
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need.
Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs.
Lovingly release the old negative patterns. They are part of your syllabus for living
on planet earth. Discover them, work with them. Understand them.
They have been your teachers, however harsh. Thank them as you let them go.
Have you stopped reacting to them? That is how you learn victory over them.
Being Mindful is the answer.
( This short piece is perfect in the draft form. When I press publish, the version
comes out with broken sentences and somewhat scrambled. I am unaware of
how to fix/stop this. Sorry!)