Wikipedia says this and more about Self-Love: … that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric … that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself (e.g. being realistic and honest about one’s strengths and weaknesses) … that in order to be able to truly love another person, a person needs first to love oneself in this way.
In my life and in my practice as a health coach I consider this concept on a daily basis.
It is my hope that every day you truly care for yourself. This could come in many different forms. Daily meditation, preparing a nourishing breakfast, exercising, getting a massage; these are all ways to love one’s self. But there’s more to it than that. It also means doing these things with zero guilt – guilt that you may be self-indulgent or guilt that you’re wasting time – those are tendencies that may be left behind. You are simply caring for yourself.
I’m dedicating the month of February to Self-Love. Follow me on Facebook and check back in every Monday to learn and practice more self-love.
I’d like to propose a piece of homework or a challenge for the week: before you go to sleep, tell yourself one thing you love about yourself.
“I love that I cook healthy food for my family everyday.” Good.
“I love my strong shoulders.” Good.
Whatever it is, give yourself a truly heart-warming compliment – a statement you might make to someone you deeply love and care for …
… someone like yourself.
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