Self-love is a practice of behaviours and attitude that grows your appreciation for you. According to Psychology Today, Self Love is dynamic; it grows through actions that mature us. It is the regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. Self-love means putting your happiness and needs first and not sacrificing your well-being for others. However, self-love is often not discussed in life. It is often ignored. But self-love is very important for every person.

Many psychology studies say that self-love and compassion are key to mental health and well-being. Nowadays everybody is competing with themselves and others. Also, everybody is trying to meet the expectations of society. In the end, we end up being hard on ourselves. Many times we don’t even realise this. This is why self-love is important. Self- love teaches us to love ourselves more and give oneself more importance. Self-love helps us to have greater satisfaction from life. Also, self-love helps us encourage good habits in our life.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the easiest ways to increase self-love is by complimenting yourself. You don’t have to wait for others to compliment you.
  • Set boundaries! You will love yourself when you set boundaries. This involves learning to say no to people, work or anything that harms you or makes you emotionally depressed.
  • Some mantras can be really helpful in the process of developing self-love. Self-care also helps to increase self-love.

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How to increase self-love

One of the easiest ways to increase self-love is by complimenting yourself. You don’t have to wait for others to compliment you. If you look good today then look in the mirror and tell yourself that you look good! This helps us have a positive attitude toward ourselves.  Complimenting yourself creates positivity within us. Most importantly complimenting yourself will make you smile.

Respect yourself! Never settle for less than what you deserve. You have to forgive yourself for your mistakes. Letting go is difficult but it will help you to respect yourself more.

Second, set boundaries! You will love yourself when you set boundaries. This involves learning to say no to people, work or anything that harms you or makes you emotionally depressed. In this way, you will protect yourself from all the toxic relationships and habits. Get rid of habits and people that don’t make you happy. Surround yourself with good people. Also, adopt good habits.  Third, respect yourself! Don’t ever settle for less than what you deserve. You have to forgive yourself for your mistakes. Letting go is difficult but it will help you to respect yourself more.

Developing healthy routines and lifestyles will also help you to increase self-love. This involves going to bed on time, having healthy eating habits, getting a sufficient amount of sleep and working out. This will make you feel good and you will learn to appreciate your life. Thus, self-care is important for increasing self-love.

Some mantras can be really helpful in the process of increasing self-love. Every morning or whenever you are feeling low you can chant these mantras. Some good self-love mantras are: “I love me”, “I am enough”, “I am beautiful, strong and capable” and “I can do anything if I set my mind to it.” These mantras will also motivate you to be a better person to yourself.

One of the easiest ways to increase self-love is by complimenting yourself. You don’t have to wait for others to compliment you.

Self-love can really help you deal with daily stress and anxiety and thus it is important to love yourself!

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Mansi is an Intern at SheThePeople.TV

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