Updated: Aug 10, 2020
When you love yourself first, you are able to love others wholeheartedly.
Do you know the difference between self-care and self love?
Self-care is great but it is short lived and it only works for a fleeting moment. Self-care might be taking a few moments to yourself to have a nice hot bath, it might be spending the day at the spa island in Malta, it might even be as simple as a chat with your best friend.. Self-care is great for feeling grounded in the moment, it is great for just taking time to slow down in your day-to-day life. The self-care usually is not going to make any lasting change though because self-care does not necessarily change the way you look at yourself and does not change how much you love yourself.
Self-love on the other hand is where you look within you take time to dig deep to see what your emotions are about your current situation, what your emotions, feelings and beliefs are generally about your previous life experiences. Self-love works towards figuring out what your hopes and dreams are for the future. Self-love is taking care of those emotions, of those beliefs and changing them where necessary; adding to them when necessary and amplifying the good!
Self-love is important because until you love yourself actively you will be unable to excel and pursue and receive your dream life.
Take a moment now to think about the times in your life when you have experienced true transformative self-love.
Some Self-Love Activities include:
Affirmations: I love me… I am an empowered woman, I am a great mother
Journaling: How do I feel about the way I look? What effect has patriarchy had on me in regards to this?
Praying: I pray that in this moment and onwards from here I will always put myself first, may I be reminded by the words of others and the reflections in my journal - that I am the greatest ME there ever could be.
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