Greetings! I have been doing post lately about giving love and appreciation to the creator, and Mother Earth. But now I want to get more into self-love. When you don’t love yourself, it’s very hard to give love to something, or someone else. Love starts from within, then outward. So I want to now help you strengthen your inner love with this guide.
Often when we are in a relationship with someone else, we automatically expect to receive love and respect. And we definitely don’t approve of being physically or verbally abused from them. But we don’t give these same high expectations and standards towards ourselves. We actually are often very abusive towards ourselves.
We a lot of times down ourselves more than others do to us! We’ll call ourselves dumb, lazy, ugly, fat, too skinny, stupid, idiot, not good enough and so on. If someone else talked to us like that, we may be ready to punch them in the face, or tell them to go away! But we are very accepting of the abuse from ourselves. Did you know that downing yourself is also abuse? Yes, you can abuse yourself, and that’s just as unacceptable. Abusing yourself can cause depression, anxiety, and mental illness; and is extremely dangerous! Abuse towards yourself will destroy your spirit and self-esteem.
But, it is possible to heal and better yourself. I recommend starting with this first step. When you wake up in the morning, try looking in the mirror.
Say nice things to yourself like:
- I love you ( your name)
- I’m beautiful/ handsome
- I’m worthy of love
- I’m smart
- I’m great just being me
- God loves me too
Say all the things you would enjoy hearing someone else say to you. And, do the same thing before you go to bed. Tell yourself that you’ve done a great job today, I love you, I’m proud of you, and God loves me. Say anything that lifts up your spirits. And no, this isn’t as weird as some of you may be thinking. You may be saying, ” I can’t talk to myself, that’s crazy” or, ” That’s too cheesy”. But that’s not true. We say mean things to ourselves in the mirror all the time, so it doesn’t hurt to exchange it with something positive!
If you’re used to abusing yourself, the positive words will feel very strange rolling off of your tongue at first. And, you may not emotionally feel what you are saying at first. But, give yourself time. With constant repetition of positive words towards yourself daily, you will start to feel more and more comfortable talking positive to yourself. The benefit of this is that it will uplift your spirits instead of destroying it, and you will be in the beginning of the journey towards self-love. I personally have struggled with self-love, and these techniques I am giving you have worked for me. So, please, give it a try! I hope you found this information helpful😊.
Love and blessings to you!💗🙏
Betcha didn’t know!😊
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