Self-love is more than just self-care. It’s about accepting yourself. Every part of YOU.
The physical YOU.
The mental YOU.
The emotional YOU.
The spiritual YOU.
What YOU do.
How YOU think.
How YOU feel.
How YOU connect.
Building a stronger and more loving relationship with yourself is no easy tasks. If you are will to dig deep, and move towards a deeper love and acceptance of yourself—you who trajectory of your life will change. The goal is to find balance and harmony with all aspects of you, not just parts of you.
How do I Love Me Healthy, Physically?
The physical YOU is all about taking care of your body. Now just externally, but internally as well. Practicing mindfulness is all about noticing how the body feels, listening to the signals and sensations your body is feeling. This could be hunger cues, soreness, and muscle tension. Your body can tell you when you need rest, more nourishing healthy foods or that gut feeling that you “shouldn’t do something” feeling.
Here are some practical ways to Love Yourself Healthy, Physically:
Try getting enough sleep
Eat balanced nutrient-dense meals
Notice how you spend your time and with who
Take breaks and vacations
Listen to those body cues
How do I Love Me Healthy, Mentally?
The mental You is all about what your thoughts, moods, it drives your behaviors, affects the way you handle stress, relate to others and decision making. When we begin to love ourselves healthy mentally, we begin to realize our full potential, cope with stress, we are a little more productive and find a sense of meaning in our day.
Practical ways to Love Yourself Healthy, Mentally:
Be mindful of what you think about
Replace lies with truths
Replace negative thoughts for positive thoughts
Know that your mind is a tool and you can choose what to think
Stop judging yourself
Stop focusing on what you lack
Start meditating for 5 minutes
Name three things that you like about you
How do I Love Me Healthy, Spiritually?
The spiritual YOU is all has different components depending on who you ask. There’s the human connection and communication with God. Then we have the component of human connection with themselves, examining the meaning of life, hope, values, morals, attitude , culture, etc. The last component in spiritual health is the human connection have with others and nature. This creates a sense of responsibility towards unconditional love, forgiveness, knowledge, attitude, harmony with others and nature.
Practical ways to Love Yourself Healthy, Spiritually:
Getting to know the character of God
Studying the Bible or other spiritual books
Quiet time, meditation journaling
Helping others unconditionally, volunteering
Practicing honesty, compassion and humility
Volunteering to keep the environment ecofriendly
Define and live from your values
Travel and explore
Meditate and/or do yoga with intentions
How do I Love Me Healthy, Emotionally?
The emotional You is about celebrating emotions and learning how to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way. Note, being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean that you are happy all of the time. It simply means that you are aware of your emotions and you can respond in a healthy way. You may still feel stress, angry, sad, or disappointment. Emotionally healthy people knows when a problem is to big to handle on their own and may need to seek support.
Practical ways to Love Yourself Healthy, Emotionally:
Being honest with yourself about how you feel without judging
Notice what makes you sad, frustrated or angry and try to change those things
Forgive yourself for your past mistakes and try to learn from them
Embrace all emotions as they come and go
Give yourself time to think and be calm before responding
Practice dep breathing, meditation and exercise
Make time for things you enjoy
Focus on positive things in your life
Connect with others and seek support
Think about what’s important to you in life and focus on that
Listen to music
Love One, Loving Me Healthy is all about Loving ALL aspects of yourself daily, weekly, often…. Not just one part. Begin cultivating a lifestyle that honors YOU.
You’re worth it.
Peace and love,