Recently I got a question on Instagram asking, “How do you think people can learn to love themselves?”
You asked so I answered!
Over the past year living in quarantine my self-love has grown tremendously and I know that right now some of you are on that same journey to loving yourself in the best way possible. And I want to help you get there.
Let me first start off by saying that I am not a self-love expert but I do believe that self-love is not something we are necessarily taught but rather it’s manifested inside of us.
We just have to be willing to get past the social conditioning that was constructed to make us criticize and judge ourselves to get to a state of self-love and higher being.
But before we can discuss ways to practice self-love we must understand what self-love truly means.
According to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation definition for self-love it is defined as “a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth.”
I would agree with this definition and add that what started my focus on self-love was practicing mindfulness.
Being mindful of your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being is all apart of self-love and self-care.
Here is a breakdown of what I mean by that.