Work More on Loving YOU!

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I hope when you’re asked to mention many things that you love.. you mention yourself.

I’ve been big on “self-love” for quite sometime now. Lately, I feel like God has been showing me and putting certain people in my path that lack so much confidence in themselves. As a result of having no confidence, the characteristic of low self-esteem makes itself present. And sometimes people who struggle with low self-esteem are also some of the same ones that struggle horribly with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I mean, there are other things that trigger those kinds of emotions but I know self-esteem plays a big role in it!

My heart goes out to people dealing and struggling with those kinds of issues. It hurts me to see people really feel like they don’t belong here, like they don’t even deserve life at all due to the lack of self love. Some even struggle to love themselves because of things that have happened in the past but I just want to let you know that you don’t have to stay in bondage because of your past. Free yourself from it. Your past does not define where you are going. Your past does not determine who are. You are who GOD says you are!! You are not what the enemy says you are!

I’ve been saying this for the past couple of days so I’ll go ahead and share it in this post: When you learn to establish and develop a loving relationship with yourself, you set the tone for every other relationship in your life. So I figured today I could share a few ways that I personally practice self-love myself! Self-Love has become a daily thing for me. Because I’m constantly practicing it, my confidence and self-esteem stays about where it needs to be for the most part.

  1. Forgive yourself. You are always allowed to start over and show up for yourself in the best way. Work on forgiving yourself for the bigger stuff.
  2. Spend time w/Jesus in prayer.
  3. Look in the mirror everyday and speak positive affirmations to yourself. “I am amazing; I am enough; I am beautiful; I am worthy of love and healing.”
  4. Love the skin you’re in!
  5. Be nice to yourself! You will never speak to anyone else as much as you to speak to yourself in your own head. {.Be Nice.}
  6. Don’t compare yourself or your journey to others.
  7. Celebrate your highs! Celebrate your success and each milestone you reach. If don’t nobody else celebrate you, you make sure you take the time to celebrate yourself!!
  8. Accept that some people won’t like you.
  9. Say “NO” when you need to.
  10. Know your strengths and use them to your advantage!
  11. Practice gratitude.
  12. Allow yourself some down time. Remember to get some rest & relaxation. You can’t pour from an empty cup. πŸ™‚Β 
  13. Take care of your body.Β 
  14. Be honest with yourself.
  15. Try to stay surrounded by positive, upbeat and fun people who are at the same time striving to reach their goals like you!

 

There are so many different ways to practice self love and self care but again these are just a few that I personally try to do daily and keep in the back of my mind. Indeed, I know perfectly well all my positive and negative sides and I accept them. Just because I’m practicing self-love everyday doesn’t mean I’m not still working on improving myself. Lord knows I am truly a work in progress! Loving yourself doesn’t mean that you should ever stop working on YOU though. It just helps you to realize that you are the only one with your unique traits, qualities and potentialities. It gives a great sense of confidence. It really does. When you love who you are, you accept who you are.❀

xoxo!

-jessica

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47 Comments on “Work More on Loving YOU!

  1. I love this post because of the way you explained self love, a lot of people always consider self love as warm baths, and taking extra care of your skin, which it is, but it’s not always that pretty, learning to love yourself takes so much more than a bath bomb and good moisturizer, sometimes it’s having to build yourself back up when you’re at your lowest, it’s so important to remember how deep self love goes, great post xxπŸ™‚

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    • You just made such a good point right there!! πŸ’–πŸ’› Lots of self love will definitely help build you back up and kind of put the pieces back together for you again! There’s so many different aspects of self-love. I tried to focus more on the mental health part of it because it alone is VERY IMPORTANT!!πŸ’•

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  2. Self love is so important. We keep on blaming ourselves for things that were not in our hands without realising how much hatred we develop for ourselves. It takes a lot of time to understand this, but it is important to forgive and love oursleves.

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  3. I love the way you wrote this post! People get so wrapped up in things/people around them that they forget about themselves. And I totally agree with everything on your list- especially staying honest with yourself. I really like that one. Lovely post πŸ™‚

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  4. I loved everything you had to say! It was very encouraging and I loved every bit of it! People never really see how much the Lord wants us to love our selves for who we are! He made us this way for a reason and wants us to share the blessings with others! Absolutely love this!

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  5. A new one for me that you mentioned here is β€œBe honest with yourself.” Self-care is absolutely necessary but we tow the line sometimes as moms between β€œself-care” time and avoidance. If we are honest with ourselves at any moment in time, we can be sure we are getting what we truly need and so are those around us.

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  6. Thank you for this! It’s like it says in the bible, ‘Love others as you love yourself’. I find it’s way to easy to be hard on myself especially when I feel I deserve it. But thank you for this post! ❀

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