Daily Dose of Self Love

Welcome to the Daily Dose of Self Love. This series will be about self love, self care, self esteem and self worth. Basically everything related with SELF. My aim with this series is to give you a daily boost of self love and self care. We all get busy with our lives and sometimes it leaves us less or no time to take time for ourselves, be with ourselves, wash off all the negativity that we accumulated during the day with self love, meditation, etc. The daily boost will be in an easy to understand and more importantly something which is relatable. So Welcome!!

Self Love Practice Tip #1

Don’t lament at yourself and don’t drag yourself down every time you see someone seemingly living their best lives as in don’t compare yourself to others. So the first example and I am sure everyone can relate is when you hop on Instagram and you see friends or your celebrities looking very pretty, looking very attractive, with hot bods etc etc. If you are walking in self love, you would look at them and say wow they look great and just move on. Someone who doesn’t walk in self love or someone who might not be there is their journey, they would look at pictures and compare themselves and be like woahh.. I have been working on day in and day out, why don’t my abs look like that? People who love themselves are able to separate how they feel about themselves and how they feel about other people. Some other examples that might still hot closer to home is maybe when you have that friend who is engaged and getting married and you be like..(if you are into self love) you will go like congratulations and you will be genuinely be happy for them vs. (if not you not practising self love) you will go like why isn’t it happening to me?

So make it a habit to compliment and appreciate other, genuinely please. Maybe you want to get a journal out and write down why you felt bad when you did, why do I compare myself. Look for patterns and behaviours. They often time arise from your nearest environment. See where these emotions are arising from. Unblock those negative patterns. Take Care.

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  1. asthaisha says:

    Need to reed this 💖💖

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    1. GS says:

      Loving yourself certainly makes it easier to love someone else. When you accept and love yourself, you don’t need someone else’s approval or love, and you are likely to believe that you will find someone who you will love, and who will love you.

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      1. asthaisha says:

        True 💯💗 lots of love 🤗❤️

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      2. GS says:

        ❤️❤️

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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  2. Stephanie Lofts says:

    Thank you for this! Reading this made me reflect on how I really do compare, I am truest happy for people but just always ask myself why don’t I 🤷🏻‍♀️ HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    1. GS says:

      Yes Stephanie, our brains are wired in a way that sometimes we don’t even realise we are thinking negative. A good question to ask oneself is HEY – WHAT’S GOING RIGHT IN MY LIFE? Take a step back and remember all the great stuff going on in your life too.Envy blinds us to this completely. While you are eyeing someone’s ability to speak in public, they may well be envying your writing skills, loving relationship with your parents, or chic apartment. Taking regular note of your own blessings (daily if you can – I love The Five Minute Journal for this) makes you less likely to freak out when someone lands something you want.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog. Hope you like the self love series in future as well.

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      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your posts, My Dear! I think the self-love series will be great!
        xoxox 😘💕🎁😊🌹

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      2. GS says:

        👏🏼

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  3. c.f. leach says:

    GS this is really a good post. Until you come into the truth of who you are, love that individual then you progress forward in a positive mode. We are always in such a hurry that sometimes we put ourselves on the back burner and find ourselves there for so long that our spirits are literally burned up and we become lost in the ashes of life. But like the fabled phoenix, if we can find the strength to start collecting the ashes of ourselves, we can rise to the ocassion and learn to love ourselves again. Blessings and Peace.

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    1. GS says:

      You can’t control what others say about you but you can control what you say about yourself.

      To build your self-esteem, it’s important to talk about yourself in a healthy manner. Believe you are worthy and quit the self-bullying. Treat yourself as you would a good friend and respect yourself. Replace negative words with positive words. For example you could say “I’m capable” or “I’m learning” instead of “I’m useless” or “I’m stupid.” Words can make a big difference.

      Two words that I recommend avoiding are “can’t” and should.” They are dis-empowering and it’s better to use alternatives when you can. For example, “can” is a good alternative to “can’t” and “could” is an alternative for “should.” Using positive affirmations might also help.

      It’s important to pay attention to your negative talk — catch your negative thoughts or words early. Awareness is very important and it empowers you to make changes. Stop your negative thoughts or words and correct them as much as you can. This may be a challenge to start with and it’s important to be kind to yourself. It’s okay if you don’t get it right straight away. Change will take effort and habits won’t change overnight. Keep on practicing and you’ll see improvements. Change your talk and you will build your self-esteem.

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  4. justen111 says:

    Well said I appreciate the insight thank you

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked the post. Self-love is more about developing the person and spirit within.
      It is respecting yourself, knowing when something isn’t helping you to be the best that you can be.
      It is caring for yourself and your mental health, taking the time to rest, reflect, and refuel, not always having to be in motion. It’s taking time out to have a well-prepared meal, listen to music, take a hot shower, read. It’s having alone time. A time to heal, a place where we can breathe, even if it is a few quiet moments of peace in a bubble bath.

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  5. Shauntay says:

    Your article is a great reminder to stop and reflect. We have to show ourselves compassion and heal the way we think and react. Loving ourselves takes the same work and commitment we give to anything we value and hold dear.

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    1. GS says:

      Can you honestly say that you love yourself? Are you having a hard time being happy with yourself? It is so easy to focus on your faults and everyone can dwell on their insecurities instead of the things about themselves that they are happy with. Doing this can cause you to dislike yourself. You may also be too busy focusing on others around you and not focusing on loving yourself. Some people don’t want to be alone and fear to do things on their own. This can really hinder your journey to self-love, as you have to learn to be comfortable being with yourself. So, keep reading to discover how to love yourself today.

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