We are showing self love when we appreciate our own behaviours and actions and actively in our own physical, psychological and spiritual growth.
Self-love means that we have a healthy regard for our own well-being and happiness. It means taking care of our own needs and not sacrificing our well-being to please others. Ultimately, it means not living a life of sacrifice and settling for less than we deserve.
Self-love is not the same for everyone as we have the ability to take of ourselves in many different ways. It’s important for each of us to become aware of what self loves mean to us as individuals and do our best to live our lives in support of that healthy goal.
The Power of Gratitude
We are showing gratitude when appreciate what we have instead of always reaching for something new, hoping that it will “make” is feel happier, or more satisfied with life in some way. We need to understand that trying to endlessly meet every physical and material need is a game we can’t win.
Gratitude helps us to focus on what we have instead of what we want or think that we need. It’s not easy in the beginning, but with a little focused effort and practice, it has the ability to positively impact our lives in multiple ways. It can be applied to the past (thankful for past blessings), the present (being thankful for good fortune as it comes), and the future (staying optimistic and hopeful).
How to get closure
Relationships can be like an addiction. Just like any other addiction, there are necessary steps to take after a breakup.
Most of us lay blame. We point our fingers and are quick to spell out everything our ex did wrong, by blaming our ex, we are putting ourselves in victim mode, and that is counterproductive to getting closure.
Everything that has happened in that relationship, good or bad, is a part of our story and a part of who we are. If we reject parts of our story, we are rejecting and thus disconnecting with parts of ourselves.
Let’s discover the steps to letting go, getting closure and moving forward.
Can We Talk?
In relationships, we often hold back from being fully honest with our partner, even when it’s important, out of any one of many fears. We might be afraid that we’ll hurt their feelings, or worried about how they will react.
Unfortunately, when we cannot be vulnerable and express what is truly on our minds, we will build up resentment and anger that will more often than not spill over into our everyday interactions both with them and others.
When we are unwilling to speak up it builds up barriers in our lives and relationships that will keep us from being our true selves and living an authentic life.
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