February is the month of love. We always celebrate love for another in this month. Why don’t we ever celebrate love for ourselves? And that while love for ourselves is so important for a healthy and happy life. Self love can help with a healthy lifestyle. How does that work then? you may wonder. We explain it in this blog.
What is Self Love?
When you have a healthy dose of self-love, you fully accept who you are, including your shortcomings and flaws. You feel good about who you are and accept yourself with both your strengths and your weaknesses. This includes knowing yourself and being realistic about your own strengths and shortcomings. You love and care about yourself just the way you are.
Take care of yourself
When you have enough self-love, you are more likely to take good care of yourself. You are kind to yourself and listen to your feelings and needs. You make your own choices and do things your way. Of course you sometimes ask someone else for his or her opinion, but you realize that in the end it is about what you think and feel. Self-love gives you peace and the inner confidence to make difficult decisions.
At the same time, self-love forms the basis from which you establish and maintain contact with others. When you love yourself, you can more easily approach others in an open way with your own wishes and needs. This also makes it easy to respond to others in a positive and assertive way and to indicate your boundaries.
Self-love can improve your mental health in several ways. When you have a healthier attitude towards yourself, you are better able to deal with stress and anxiety; you become more resistant to criticism; and you develop a deeper sense of self-worth that makes you experience more happiness in life.
Self-love also helps with emotional regulation by allowing you to recognize and accept your emotions without judgment or criticism. This can help reduce impulsive behavior, develop healthier relationships with others, increase feelings of contentment, and improve overall well-being.
Loving yourself also has a positive effect on your physical health. Studies show that people who have a healthy dose of self-love are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors such as unhealthy food choices, overeating, or smoking. They are more likely to choose healthy foods that nourish and strengthen their body because they care about their body. In addition, people who possess a healthy dose of self-love are more likely to exercise regularly because they see their bodies as something worth taking care of rather than something to be ashamed of or ignored. And finally,
Start working on your self love today!
One of the best ways to start practicing self-love is to build your confidence in small steps every day. Take time every day – even just five minutes – to recognize your positive qualities and remind yourself why you are worthy of love. Celebrate even small successes instead of always focusing on what you could have done better; acknowledge the progress you’ve made toward your goals without judgment or criticism. Finally, remember to treat yourself with kindness; if you wouldn’t say something cruel or negative about someone else, don’t say it about yourself!
Do you want to continue working on your self-love? Then ‘Self Love Talk’ is the handbook about loving attention to yourself. So give yourself the loving and healthy lifestyle that suits you now. ‘Self Love Talk’ will inspire you to lovingly choose yourself every day.