Prior, I was looking for someone to motivate me, inspire me, and support me…all in all, I wanted someone who can keep me focused, love me without any expectations, cherish me without looking at boundaries, make me happy with all heart…however, I realized that all along it is only me who is capable to do all these things for me!
Practicing self-love is one of the proven ways to improve mental health. However, it looks difficult to many of us…especially during those times when we feel low. Negative thoughts, narcissism, or self-absorbedness is not what stops us…but it’s the inner self that stops us from practicing self-love. With the help of limiting self-beliefs and a hard push, we can really reach our self-love goal!
In this blog, I have enlisted 20+ ways to practice self-love along with a 30-day self-love challenge customized by a mental health professional. So, let’s get started.
20+ Best Ways To Practice Self-Love 1. Change the definition of perfection
Let’s try to forget the definition of perfection this world has given us… instead, let’s try to create our own positive world by ditching the idea to be perfect in every way. In this place, let us start being flawless and embrace our distinct personalities and qualities.
2. Do not hustle to fulfill societal and unrealistic expectations
Sometimes, we bubble up ourselves to fulfill the unrealistic expectations of our society! Clearly, no matter what we do, some people are always going to be unsatisfied. Therefore, let’s just drop the idea of fulfilling expectations and let’s embrace the real you!
3. Learn to live in the moment
Living in the moment not just makes us mindful but also helps us in recognizing our origins. It makes us realize how fortunate we are to be living right now, functioning healthily, and breathing mindfully! In return, it also increases our self-esteem and makes us more empathetic.
4. Start practicing gratitude
Gratitude is one of the best and most effective ways to find happiness and love yourself. Therefore, let’s begin with gratitude, and let’s be thankful for each and everything nature has given us! It will also help in releasing more positive emotions from our bodies.
5. Embrace the uncertainty
We all know that there are certain things that we cannot control or change…so let us avoid passing our reactions to uncertain actions. Instead, let us focus on living mindfully, do our best, and let everything work itself.
6. Make self-care a priority
Clearly, self-care is not selfish; instead it’s a tremendous way to take care of yourself and your mental health. It is one of the best ways to be happy without putting in any extra effort. overall, self-care and self-love are equivalent to happiness and positivity.
7. Keep checking your thoughts, feelings, and emotions
Tracking your thoughts, feelings, and emotions not only keeps you aware but also helps you in finding ways to overcome them in a genuine and easy manner. Therefore, whenever you start feeling low, acknowledge your feelings, and learn about the things that encourage you.
8. Encircle yourself with positivity
Have you ever wondered… How supportive, loving, and positive your circle looks? Well, if you haven’t encircled yourself with good, positive, and supportive people and see how instantly your mental health is going to improve!
9. Eat healthy
Eating healthy is a great way to attain good physical health but on the other hand; it can also be a great way to improve your mental health. Eat your greens, stop dieting, eat mindfully, consume more natural foods, and see how instantly your mind and brain will get refreshment.
10. Get moving
Stop dwelling over the past and start looking at the new opportunities that God provides us every new morning. Simply, move on with the past and see how you can convert the present moment into a new and welcoming opportunity.
11. Declutter your life
You can start by unfollowing useless accounts on social media. Later, you can move to de-cluttering your living space. This process will help you in reducing stress instantly.
12. Embrace the uniqueness in you
One of the best ways to embrace self-love is to let the uniqueness within you come into the highlight. It will help in self-distinguishing yourself in front of your goals, achievements, and passions. The uniqueness within you can easily be found by exploring your talents and qualities.
13. Let go of toxic people
Ending toxic relationships and letting go of toxic people not only remove stress but also help us in forming the connections that are meant to be! It is really important to make positive connections instead of negatively influencing your life.
14. Learn to forgive yourself
It’s okay if you have made mistakes in your past… it’s not okay to continuously feel ashamed, humiliated, or regrettable! It’s high time to let go of that and allow yourself some grace to learn from your mistakes.
15. Meditate regularly
It’s really important to calm your mind regularly after hustling all day. Simply, breathe in and breathe out to clear your mind from negative thoughts. Being aware of your thoughts, desires, and feelings can help you reach your self-love goals.
16. Learn new yoga forms
If you’re a beginner, allow yourself some time to learn the basics of yoga and slowly move to learn the new forms. As the body stretches itself out, it helps release the negative and absorb the positive vibes.
17. Endure resiliency
After all these sufferings, have you ever looked at yourself and wondered how you overcame them? Well, it happened only because of your growing experience each and every day. It’s time to give yourself a proud moment and endure your strengths.
18. Love your body
Do you know how beautiful you look? Well, your body also needs love to accomplish the goals. Therefore, love your body, do whatever makes you happy, and do not let your inner criticism speak for you!
19. Be a minimalist
True love and joy can only be experienced when you start learning from your experiences and never let those negative possessions take the front row. Self-love begins when we start approaching what we have from the minimal stage.
20. Stop comparing and focus on yourself
In order to love yourself, you need to strengthen your imagination and allow yourself to express your inner feelings. Express yourself through your writings, constructing, sculpting, or drawings.
21. Never stop learning new things
Never stop learning and whenever you get time try new things so that you can explore more things that work out for you. Make “being happy” your regular habit.
As promised in the beginning, here’s your 30-day self-love challenge customized by our mental health professional…
PS: You can save it, try it, and share it with your friends to radiate positivity!
I hope this blog helps you with 20+ ways to practice self-love. Comment down and share your experiences after using these tips to love yourself. For more such content, connect with us on all social media platforms.
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