by Laura Uzun
Like it or not, it’s a selfish world out there. Ultimately, everyone is out for their best interest. It’s human nature. Loving yourself like you want others to is the key to obtaining the love you want from others.
Start with gratitude. Every morning, after you wake up, give thanks for your life. Look in the mirror and repeat some affirmations to yourself such as: I am worthy. I am beautiful. I am loving. I am loveable. I am blessed.
Add a daily meditation routine to your schedule. You could do this any time you find convenient for you. Morning and before bed are great times. Meditation will ground you and bring you peace. Follow a guided meditation to assist you if you are a beginner or find it difficult to quiet the chatter in your head. Visit my Youtube page to listen to a guided meditation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxXEE_yMTwetFNEvKRiYi1g/playlists
Focus on self-improvement. Face any fears or past experiences that continue to haunt you. You can do this through meditation or professional therapy and/or hypnotherapy. Once you are able to face what anchors you to the past, you will be able to move more freely into the future.
Learn to love yourself as much as you love others. We are our own hardest critic. Who is harder on you than you? Time to give yourself a break and remember you are human. Mistakes made are lessons learned when you decide to allow them to teach you and prevent you from repeating them in the future. Remember that nobody is perfect and that includes you!