I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself, and keep loving yourself more and more!
So in today’s blog, I am going to share with you exactly why you should start to love every singly bit of you more and how to do it. In fact, I will tell you 12 ways you can actually love yourself more and keep doing so for all the years to come!
What happens when you love yourself more?
When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. And 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.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be! Let’s begin to love ourselves now.
Here are 12 Commandments to help you learn how to love yourself deeper and deeper.
12 ways to love yourself deeply and sincerely
1. Stop All Criticism
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticise yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes.
When you criticise yourself, your changes are negative. In parallel, when you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
If you are stuck in guilt or shame from past experience (or current ones), read this blog post on how to stop blaming yourself!
2. Forgive Yourself.
Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
3. Don’t Scare Yourself.
Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
4. Be Gentle, Kind and Patient.
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
5. Be Kind to Your Mind.
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
6. Praise Yourself.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. So, praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
7. Support Yourself.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
8. Be Loving to Your Negatives.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfil a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfil those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.
9. Take Care of Your Body.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
10. Do Mirror Work.
Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Or talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. Finally, at least once a day, say, I love you, I really love you!
11. Love Yourself . . . Do It Now.
Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now—and do the best you can.
12. Have Fun.
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you!
Here you have it, 12 ways to love yourself more, right now.
Which one do you need to work on or speaks to you most right now? Please leave that in the comments as I would love to know!
If you need support in reconnecting and truly loving yourself more, book a soul chat with me and we can see if any of my program suits your current needs!
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PS: This blog was inspired greatly by Louise Hay!