How To Practise Self-Love?

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support one’s physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. Loving yourself gives you a deep sense of inner worth. How can you expect others to love you if you do not love yourself? It is also a crucial step in loving other people. Here are some ways you can do yourself a favour.

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Set boundaries

Learn to say no. Setting boundaries is a crucial aspect of mental well-being. Consider what you can tolerate and accept your comfort levels. Recognise and give a voice to those limits. Neither right nor wrong, they are yours.

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Take time away from social media

Cut down on the time you spent scrolling through endless feeds of vacations, job promotions, engagements, etc. Taking some time away or limiting technology can help boost your mental and physical health. It is a great way to find more time for yourself and to get more of those lost moments back.

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Forgive yourself

Forgiveness is important as it allows you to let go of all sorts of feelings you may be experiencing. Be less hard on yourself when you make a mistake. Remember, you cannot change the things you have done in the past but you can control your future. You will begin to see how freeing forgiveness can be.

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Create a regular sleep routine

Pay more attention to your sleep routine. It is not just about how much sleep you get; it is the quality that matters. Make your bedroom a sleeping sanctuary so your brain and body can wind down and get ready to drift off into dreamland.

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Ditch bad habits

Bad habits such as comparing yourself to others, overspending, complaining, hitting snooze too many times, or trying to please someone, can interrupt your life and jeopardise your mental wellness. Identify your bad habits, eliminate the triggers behind your habitual behaviours and swap them for better ones.

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Appreciate your body

The human body is truly a wonderful, beautiful and amazing thing. When you appreciate your body, you acknowledge all the vital things your body does for you every day that keeps you alive and healthy. Everyone has their flaws and insecurities. Let’s not compare yourself to other people.