Loving Ourselves – Why so Difficult?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in ALL Posts, Blog, Fitness and Nutrition, Relationships, Your Identity | 0 comments

Loving Ourselves – Why so Difficult?

Welcome!!

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So the last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about Loving Ourselves,
which I wrote about in the newly released
#1 Amazon Best Seller:
The Energy of Expansion.
http://amzn.to/1xm9k59
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The more comments I receive, the more I learn that this really is a challenging topic for us.
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Either we simply

don’t think we are supposed to love ourselves

(we’ve been taught that that’s arrogant)
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don’t know how

(we are wounded in this area).

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As a result, we’re going to continue learning together about how to increase our self-love.

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Today’s post is a simple list with very little commentary.

Be sure to add your perspective and your expertise in the comments. Please add to the list too!
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It appears we could all use all the help we can get in this area.

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Here Goes!

 

1. Be Thankful for You (Make a list, Post it, Read it Out Loud)

(the creation of you, your body, your intellect, your gifts)

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2. Be Thankful for The People in Your Life (Make a list)

(aside from blood relatives, the rest were your choice)

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3. Make a list of things you like about Yourself. (Make a list, Post it, Read it Out Loud)

(Anything and everything that you like!!)

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4. Make of list of things you don’t like about Yourself.

(It’s probably smaller than you think – once you actually write it down.)

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5. Make a plan to change one of those things you don’t like.

(Just take one small step in the right direction – and then another – )

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5. Do Something nice for Yourself.

( buy flowers, get a massage or pedicure, get a new hair style)

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6. Do something New and Scary.

(Developing our courage makes us stronger. That can increase our self-appreciation)

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7. Forgive

(Forgiveness is a gift for YOU. It gets those bad people out of your head)

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8. Reduce/Eliminate Toxic Relationships

(If folks are dragging you down, it’s ok to create some space between you and them.)

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9. If Spiritual, read what your holy text says about your uniqueness and giftedness.

( You were created with love, uniqueness, & purpose )

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10. Take a class

( Learning something new gives us increased confidence and excitement)

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11. Set a new Goal

( Funks are created by being stuck in the past. Set a new goal and work towards it and you won’t have time for that funk.)

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12. Exercise on a Regular Basis

( endorphins, strength, accomplishment all help in our self-love)

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13. Identify The Root of those Limiting Thoughts

( It’s 99.9% likely that your present limiting thoughts are rooted in something you heard said or said about you at a previous point in your life. Identify it. Name it. Release it.)

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14. Get some time alone.

(Learning to love our own company will create a life of joy and bliss no matter who comes and goes. )

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15. Celebrate!!

(Celebrate your accomplishment or simply just who are you – don’t wait for others to do this for you.)

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16. Look in the Mirror!!

(I mean really look. Look at the cool shape of your eyes and the color. Look at the way your neck curves into your shoulders. You have to admit – your human body is very cool!)

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17. Spend time in Your Favorite Place

(a nearby pond, the ocean, a park, your backyard )

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18. Make a list of those you help care for.

(Your kids, your friend’s kids, your parents, your neighbors)

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19. Read a New Book or Listen to a new Podcast

( Our brains like to learn new things. It helps create new positive neuronic connections.)

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20. Plant Something or buy a new Flowering Plant

( It’s so much fun to help something grow and thrive and it makes your home look better too.)

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21. Get a Pet

( Even my fish give me attention and love. Receiving love helps grow our own self-love)

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22. No more Comparing and Competing.

( A flower doesn’t compete with the one next to it. It just blooms. Focus on YOU not on them.)

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23. Resist Complaining and Putting Others Down.

( Any negativity directed at others only comes back to hurt us. If you’re looking to the side you’re gonna go off the road!)

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24. Replace Hatred with Loving-Kindness.

( Not easy – but when we wish well to those who have hurt us, we get free from them, we increase our power, and we increase the love we have for ourselves too.)

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25. MAKE A CHOICE! CHOOSE TO LOVE!

( Loving Ourselves is a Choice. We must want it, choose it and pursue it. It won’t happen by chance. )

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26. BONUS!
Instead of looking back at all you’ve gone through as debilitating or damaging, look back and applaud yourself as a victor!

( You could have totally given up but you didn’t. I know that because you are alive to read this. )

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So… There’s 25 more suggestions.
The first 10 can be found on Last Week’s Post.

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What can you add?

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Please do share.

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Understanding and having self-love is the foundation to everything!

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We talked about Why that’s true in a post Two Weeks Ago.

 


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PS. I’ll be off loving myself (hiking and watching the sunset on the ocean 🙂 ) later this week. Please allow me an extra few hours to get back you with my responses to your comments.
Find a way to show love to yourself today!!

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