“Love Is The Beauty Of The Soul”
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. It’s a day that we honor and recognize the important people in our lives; the people we love. We purchase something special for a loved one or go out of our way to do something that demonstrates our affection. We give flowers, chocolate, greeting cards to those we adore to let them know just how much we care. And we truly enjoy showing our affection to the special people in our lives.
It’s a well-documented fact that being in love is good for us. But what about loving ourselves?
Louise Hay said, “I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself.” When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin’.
Because loving ourselves is essential for our overall well-being, happiness and success, it seems obvious that we should focus our energy and intention on falling in love with ourselves. It sounds simple, but I find it difficult to love ourselves.
Louise Hay defines love as ‘deep appreciation’. With that definition in mind, how do we nurture this deep appreciation for ourselves?
Certainly, we need to accept ourselves as who we are with all our flaws, weaknesses and failures. But here’s where the demons step in and take over. For its one thing to say we love ourselves, but believing it, acting on it, and demonstrating that deep appreciation for ourselves is in reality much easier said than done.
Just as any good relationship requires attention and needs to be nurtured over time, so does the relationship you have with yourself.
Here’s how you can learn to love yourself and nurture a deep appreciation for who you are:
Do something nice for yourself on a regular basis. Buy yourself flowers, book a massage or facial, go to the theatre, or take a vacation. Show yourself how much you appreciate who you are.
Be your own best friend. Talk to yourself the way you’d talk to your best friend. Think about how supportive and empathetic we are with our best friends. Have those encouraging and loving conversations with yourself.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes. You would do that for your best friend. Continually beating yourself up for what you did in the past is not productive. Show compassion and forgiveness.
Understand that failures, mistakes, and set-backs offer valuable lessons. Look for the opportunities to grow professionally and personally from your past and be mindful going forward of how to use these lessons.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the only day on the calendar that we show our deep appreciation for others and ourselves. Make loving yourself a daily habit for your continued well-being, happiness, and success.
Loving Oneself Quotes
“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.”
– Rupi Kaur-
Love yourself first because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.
If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.
– Charles Bukowski –
Your are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. and you are beautiful. – Amy Bloom –
“Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it’s sanity”
Love yourself as much as you want to be loved.
“Love yourself and dream bigger.”
“I’m learning to love myself. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.
You don’t need to be perfect to be good.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
-Coco Chanel –
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
-Brene Brown –
“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”
– Robert Holden –
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
– Oscar Wilde-
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