Today I decided to talk about something different than usual. This subject I want to talk to you about seems very simple, but at times I can be quite complicated. I am still in my mid twenties, so I still have a very long path to walk. But over the past two years I have been experiencing the benefits of loving myself and I can tell you it’s really amazing. It’s so amazing that I really want to share this with you guys. Ofcourse there is so much I could write about this subject, but I will just let the words naturally flow from my Fingers today. I hope you take my words at heart and let this be a great beginning of a new chapter in your life.
Looking in the mirror, specially us as woman tend to look for flaws and we put high expectations on ourselves. Unintentionally we talk down on ourselves; I would love myself more if I lost some weight or I would love myself more If I had my dream job or when I find the perfect partner. But there should not have to be conditions for us to love ourselves, we are all worthy of loving just by the simple fact that we are all living and breathing.
What you don’t realize is that, you are more beautiful and more amazing than you let yourself see. All of us have unique qualities and features that we should learn to appreciate. And while you are down talking yourself, you are attracting more negativity into your life. And you are letting great opportunities pass you by. We all have the power to change that and we can really start loving ourselves right now.
The moment you start loving yourself, you will see that your life will start changing. You will feel better about yourself, so you will glow more. And this beautiful glow of yours will attract positive people and positive situations into your life. And don’t even for a second think that loving yourself is selfish, it’s not. We are supposed to love ourselves. If we can love ourselves, we will learn to love others in a different way too. We could really better this planet, just by starting to love ourselves.
Love really makes the world go round and I truly believe that love is the key to happiness.
We should also learn to show that love towards each other. You can start by complimenting your friends or Family members, tell them how beautiful they look that day or how much you appreciate them for being in your life. You can even compliment a stranger standing in line at the store, if you love the way her hair looks, don’t just simply stare. But say something, it could really make someone’s day. And the feeling you get afterwards is just simply amazing It could be a little bit awkward at first but, the more you do it the more natural it will feel.
Tips on how to love yourself :
– Meditate, repeat affirmations (I listen to Louise hay on youtube)
-Tell yourself that you love yourself in the mirror.
– Be grateful, remind yourself off all the good things in life.
– Figure out your qualities, and use them to your advantage
– Be kind to others
– Turn off your negative inner voice
– Always be positive
Of course there are many more things you could do to exercise loving yourself.
If you guys have any more tips, I would love it if you let me know.
With Love From Nayo
Photos By Nayo Baez & Cynthia Baez