To love yourself is the natural and normal state of every person. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget about it. And when despondent and self-pity rolls, you just need to stop and remember who we really are. I believe that these simple rules for building such important habit will help you stay on the right track.
7 rules to build habit with self-love affirmations
Start your day by affirming your love for yourself.
Each morning, start your day by affirming your love for yourself. Remind yourself of your own worth, and that you are deserving of love and respect. Remind yourself that you are capable and you can do anything you put your mind to.
Make a list of things you love about yourself.
Making a list of things you love about yourself can be a great way to practice self-love. Write down everything you love, from your sense of humor to your compassion for others. Write down everything you are proud of about yourself, no matter how big or small.
Speak positively to yourself throughout the day.
Speak positively to yourself throughout the day. Catch yourself before you say anything negative about yourself, and replace those thoughts with positive ones. Talk to yourself as if you would to a friend – be supportive, understanding, and compassionate.
Give yourself permission to feel your emotions.
One important part of self-love is giving yourself permission to feel your emotions. All emotions are valid, and it’s important to give yourself the time and space to feel them. Don’t try to push them away or ignore them – simply allow yourself to feel.
Be gentle with yourself.
Be gentle with yourself – both physically and emotionally. Treat yourself with the same kindness, care, and compassion you would any other person in your life. When you make a mistake, be gentle with yourself and forgive yourself.
Take time for yourself.
Make time for yourself – without feeling guilty. This could be time spent reading, taking a walk, taking a bath, or just relaxing. Make sure to schedule this time into your day, and treat it as a priority.
Accept yourself, flaws and all.
Accept yourself, flaws and all. You are human, and therefore you are not perfect. Accepting your flaws is an important part of self-love. Embrace your quirks and everything that makes you unique.