Self-love is accepting and respecting yourself in order to facilitate change in your life and achieve optimal health. We need to examine ourselves and be willing to focus on change. This is the key factor for empowering ourselves to conquer all fears and obstacles on the journey to lifelong transformation. Here are some tips for loving yourself to health:
Decide you are important. Make yourself a priority. You have to feel that you are important enough to give yourself the opportunity to change and to support yourself in being successful. Be compassionate with yourself and accept that change does not happen overnight.
Take small steps. Incorporate one or two specific healthy habits at a time, such as healthy eating and hydration, instead of trying to make a drastic change, or a lot of changes at once. For example, instead of saying “I’m going to eat regularly,” try “I am going to eat a small healthy meal every two – three hours to fuel my body.” That way, healthy habits are more likely to stick.
Be consistent. The more consistent you are, the more results you will experience. If you experience a setback, forgive yourself and get right back into the game. The longer you dwell on any shortcoming, the longer it takes to get back on track.
Use your support system. Having a support team is crucial to success. Find a coach, a coach will guide you along your journey. Also, find a community of like-minded people that offers valuable tips, insight and motivation.
Celebrate your success. It’s important to reward your efforts while implementing new habits. Recognize your accomplishments when you hit a milestone, even if it’s a small one. This will motivate you to continue working toward your goals.
The benefits of self-love are not only for yourself, but also for your family, friends, and colleagues. Your positive energy becomes contagious, and you create an environment of freedom and health where others can also thrive. So make the commitment to love yourself and watch your health improve!