5 Ways To Practice Self-Love

I got the idea for today’s post when I read the text on a friend’s WhatsApp profile picture. The text read:

” and if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?”

and if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?"

Now that was indeed a question and the saddest thing about this question is that most people wouldn’t even name themselves in that list.

Usually we are thinking about how to show people we love them. How to make them feel we care about them. How many times do you think of how to show yourself love and care?

Let me ask you these questions

  • Do you love yourself?
  • How are you showing yourself you love and care?
  • Are you being kind to yourself?
  • Are you being nice to yourself?
  • How often do you do things just to make you happy?

Talk nicely to yourself

The first step to self-love is to talk nicely to yourself. One thing you should always remember to do is be nice to yourself. Say nice things to yourself. Talk to yourself like you will talk to someone you love. What makes us or breaks us is what we tell ourselves.

If you say nice things to yourself every day, it will build the confidence you have in yourself and you will be happy with yourself.

Read inspirational quotes

There’s something about inspirational quotes that pump you up and make you feel like you are ready to face the world. So read inspirational quotes every morning.

Motivate yourself

You are not always going to have people and things around you to motivate you. So be your own motivator. Cheer yourself on and motivate yourself to get things done and achieve your goals.

Recite some positive affirmation

Have some positive affirmations you recite every day to remind yourself you are awesome and motivate you for the day.

As stated above, the things you tell yourself are what break you or make you. So say some positive affirmations to yourself everyday.

4 things to start practicing if you want to love yourself

Most people feel guilty when they decide to take care of themselves and practice self-love. But one thing you should know is that it’s not selfish to love yourself.

It’s not selfish to care about your happiness and do what makes you happy. The best thing you can do for yourself is to make yourself happy.

It is only when you love yourself that you can expect people to love you too and it is after you learn to love yourself that you can genuinely love others. It’s simple. You can’t give what you don’t have. So if you don’t love yourself, how can you love others?

WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-LOVE AND SELF CARE

Love and appreciate your body

Lots of people have developed insecurities and body image issues due to what society identifies as the ideal body type.

But you have to learn to love and appreciate your body. Those so much that your body does for you everyday that it’s not fair to hate it.

And the thing is society’s definition of the ideal body even changes over time. So you can’t really hate yourself based on that.

So love your body. Own the way you are. Accept that this is you and your body is the way it is. You are beautiful, just the way you are.

 Pamper your body

The best way to love your body is to pamper it. So pamper your body. Visit the spa or take a relaxing bath at home with your favorite playlist. Get enough sleep too. Your body needs it.

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Do something nice for yourself

Spoil yourself. Go shopping, spend money on yourself. Do something nice for yourself, something you’ve been putting off for some time. You deserve it.

Go on a date with yourself

There are so many things you can do by yourself to make yourself feel good.

  • Take a long walk alone with some music or your favorite playlist.
  • Go to a nice restaurant, order a good meal, and eat by yourself.
  • Go to the beach or to the movies to see a movie you like.
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset with some beverage.

Surround yourself with things you love

Be around people and things you love. Do things that make you happy. You don’t have to do something you don’t want to do just to please others. It’s okay to say no.

If someone asks something of you and you know very well you can’t deliver, just say no. Remember, it’s not selfish to love yourself. It’s not wrong to say no to people.

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44 Comments

  1. December 15, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Amazing post!! Your blog is very inspiring!

    xx

    Linda from Beauty And Tips

    • wendee
      December 15, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by linda

  2. December 15, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I think I could definitely be a lot nicer and more patient with myself! I need to learn how to cut myself some slack. I would love to start practicing meditation and yoga to help me.

    Abigail Alice x

    • wendee
      December 15, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      You should Abi. Meditation and yoga can really help with patience

  3. December 15, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I really love what you’re talking about it’s really important to pay attention to ourselves!
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  4. December 16, 2017 / 3:15 am

    I adore this article. And that quote is really eye opening. Self care is NOT selfish. In fact, when you pay more attention to nourishing yourself, you have MORE to give to other people. This list is perfect, especially during this crazy busy holiday season!

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  5. December 16, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Every one should love what he/she has 🙂 I am feeling very inspired by this post!
    Thanks. Lovely post!
    rampdiary

  6. December 17, 2017 / 10:00 am

    This is such an incredible post… I agree, I dont think I would name myself in the list, not because I don´t love myself, but because we tend to think about other stuff before us…
    Thank you so much for sharing. Definitely something I needed to read!
    Happy Sunday love!

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  7. December 17, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I do many of the things you list … If we do not like us, who will?
    xoxo

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  8. December 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    It’s such a great post… amazing, impressive, in fact. No, I would have said I love painting, studying, dancing, etc, and would have never said my name. Not because of lack of love – it’s because we are taught in the western society that loving yourself is a sin – or something like that, selfish, whatever. I loved the tips. And the one that says “don’t do things that make you sad” is really great. Lately some people in my family started being bad to me. And I still make favors to them and visit them… just to hear bad words. That made me so sad that I even lost my appetite. I unfortunately will have to refrain seeing them for a while 🙁 We NEED to be good to ourselves! Loved your post! Merry Christmas!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  9. December 19, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Really great post! And all great tips! Thank you for sharing!

  10. December 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Love this! Self love is so important and it is something that should be practiced a lot more!

    xx
    Daeyz
    http://www.daeyz.com

  11. December 21, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Usually we are thinking about how to show people we love them. How to make them feel we care about them. but i forget to show myself love and care?
    good post to help me to practice self love!
    pamper and spoil myself.
    thank you!

    daisy
    http://www.kickshere.ru/

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