If you’re not your own biggest fan then you’re doing yourself a disservice. Self love is the absolute best thing you can ever do for yourself. When you love yourself it radiates outwards and people see it. Some describe it as vanity but don’t get it twisted… self love and being self absorbed are two different things entirely. When one is self absorbed they find it impossible to be happy for others and requires limitless praise from others. Where as self love is all about how deeply you love yourself and it dictates what you’ll accept from those who you share your time and there is a difference. When you have abundance of self-love you require those who you share your life with to treat you in a certain manner. You respect yourself, you give respect and will expect nothing less. You have no problem celebrating others accomplishments because you know blessings are abundant. When you completely love yourself you don’t allow others to degrade or belittle you because you know your self worth and at your core you won’t be able to tolerate it. Have you ever heard someone say that the most attractive quality a person can have is CONFIDENCE? Well it’s true and there are a lot of factors that go into building that confidence level within yourself. Also if you’re not confident in your own skin and actions, no one else will be either which goes hand in hand with how people treat you.
What if I told you that your life was a creation of your own mind and that it was all an illusion that you controlled? If you knew that to be true you would immediately start down a new path and do things differently. Well to be honest, your life is completely up to you and all things in it are a part of your control and if you love yourself you will treat yourself, your time and others with love and respect. It’s entirely that simple! The trick is to have the confidence that radiates from within to accomplish all that you wish.
Speaking of wishes, we all have things we wish to improve upon. Growth is the core objective in this life we live and we should all be in a constant state of growth and loving yourself leads you to nurture your mind, body and spirit so that you’re growing. I love myself! I’ve worked hard to nurture myself to live the life I live today with the people that I constantly surround myself with. I prune my own weeds so that my garden is healthy. What do I mean by that exactly? Let’s explore simple ways to build your self-confidence so that you can love and be loved abundantly.
EXERCISE and FOOD
There is an awakening of the spirit that is spreading like wild flowers and we see it in little ways daily. We see more people en-tune with getting their outward appearances together with the rise of all these exercise gyms and personal trainers but outward appearance is only part of the equation but it is necessary. Exercise your body to ensure that it’s running optimally. Take the time to stretch your muscles and spend at least 30 minutes a day, if not more doing some form of exercise. Exercise not only benefits your body but it also releases endorphin’s which make you feel your very best. Include some form of weights so that your building muscle and toning your body as well.
However exercise alone doesn’t cut it and you’ll also need to watch what you’re putting into your body because we all know that it’s easier to eat junk then to eat healthy but you are what you eat. There is a popular tech phrase that says garbage in garbage out which basically means in the world of programming, if your system is full of garbage then you’ll get garbage out and the system is useless. The same goes for your body. If you’re constantly feeding yourself junk then you’ll feel like junk therefore the easiest way to achieve lasting results is to start out with subtle changes. Increase your water intake, eat fiber and vegetables primarily and stay away from anything that is super easy and ready within minutes like Cup of Noodle and cereal. Try to change up gradually at first and within time you’ll crave less and less of the junk. You can’t have a clear mind if your body is clogged.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Take a new course or listen to something you normally wouldn’t on YouTube. Find a new hobby and practice it to improve your skills. There are countless new things to explore and lessons to be learned and there are free mini lessons available online in everything. Every where you turn online, someone is offering tidbits of information with hopes that you’ll make a big ticket purchase later. Take advantage of the access we have readily available and those freebies and use any down time to try to learn from what’s free. Not only will you learn a new skill you’re also learning to appreciate the time you spend with yourself simultaneously. The more comfortable you are in your own company, the more confident you become within your own skin. The two really are related and you’ll grow to appreciate those solitary moments.
WRITE and MEDITATE
To grow in mind and spirit you must first learn what you don’t know about yourself. A great way to learn about how you think is to write your thoughts down on paper. Periodically go back and read your own thoughts so that you can do what comes naturally and that’s form opinions about the person you’re examining which in this case happens to be yourself. I guarantee you’ll learn new things about yourself and you’ll grow from it.
Meditation is used for you to silence yourself and listen. You will also learn about yourself and your comfort levels from listening to your inner guide. It may sound silly but we all have a inner guide that tells us exactly what to do that is right for us but throughout time we teach ourselves to drown out that voice and our actions are guided by impulses instead which is wrong. Meditation will lead to better control of our impulses and in turn better self control. If your inner self is centered and balanced the influences from outer experiences will not allow the disruption and will fight against whatever it is that’s trying to cause the imbalance. You’ll immediately be able to better identify the right people who belong in your life and you’ll be better equipped when making decisions that will lead you to a better tomorrow.