1. Identify Your Why
You have to be emotionally connected to your journey. Why is it important to you to learn how to love yourself?
Be completely committed to your journey to self-love. Put all excuses aside. Make self-love a major priority in your life. Don’t let anything get in the way of you and your relationship with self.
How can you expect to move forward in your life if you’re being weighed down by anger and resentment? It’s time to forgive. Forgive yourself, and forgive others. Give yourself permission to let go and move on. This is a tough step, but a very important one.
4. Take Back Your Power
Take ownership of your life; stop acting like the victim of your own life. No more blaming your circumstances on other things. It’s time to take control and take responsibility. When you take ownership, you gain back the power to create change.
5. Let go
Let go of anything that is not contributing to your happiness. This includes relationships, friendships, and habits…get rid of all that is holding you back. Replace toxic people with good people; replace destructive habits with good habits.
6. Surround Yourself With Good
Surround yourself with uplifting people; people who make you feel happy, supported and energized. Surround yourself with people who truly love you and respect you. If you don’t have those people around you, find them.
7. Practice Self-Compassion
Go easy on yourself. Instead of being your toughest critic, be your own best friend. Talk to yourself the way you want to be talked to. Treat yourself the way you want to be treated. And continue to forgive yourself along the way.
8. Take Care of Your Needs
Do what you need to do to take care of your needs yourself – don’t wait for others to do so. Honor your needs and don’t push them aside for any excuse.
9. Set Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries are good. They protect your needs and honor your worth. Never hesitate to set healthy boundaries. A tip to help you recognize when a boundary needs to be set is to listen to your intuition.
10. Commit to Daily “LoveHabits”
Daily acts of self-love (“LoveHabits”) are a beautiful way to show yourself the love, respect, and level of care that you truly desire. Plus, they make you feel really good. Select LoveHabits that work well for you—habits that feel uplifting, regenerative, and/or energizing. The key is to unapologetically commit to daily LoveHabits.
When you commit to a deep, loving relationship with self, your entire life will positively shift in the most incredible ways. Follow these 10 steps to cultivate self-love and live a happy, balanced life.