How do you practice self-love and empowerment?
It used to just mean doing nice things for myself or saying nice things to myself. And then just waiting for the good feelings and the shifts of finally feeling self-love to come..
But it wasn’t until recently when a coach (Amy Fiedler – look her up, she’s amazing) highlighted this one aspect of self-love that I was missing:
Acknowledge when you are kind to yourself.
Acknowledge when you do something loving.
Even the little things like getting out of bed in the morning. And this is especially if you are having trouble finding acts of love.
But be amazed at how compassionate you are with yourself. How patient. How kind.
Acknowledge all of it and THIS is going to shift your mindset and your entire way of being.
These thoughts will soon replace the self-loathing, negative, unkind thoughts.
So instead of trying to stop those thoughts you simply (and slowly) replace them with the self-loving thoughts.
Bottom line: I practice self-love all the time. Some examples:
-taking my time to make and eat my breakfast in the morning
-making sure i have a full glass of water first thing when i wake up
-prioritizing time to write
-going for a hike with Daisy
And I ACKNOWLEDGE the fact that I am so loving to myself. I allow myself to receive this love.
That is so key to this process. You have to acknowledge the love you are giving yourself, otherwise you’re not going to receive it.
How do YOU practice self-love? I’d love to hear in the comments!