Self-Love: What Is it, and How Can I Get It?

happiness, higher self, inner voice, love, personal development, self-help, self-improvement, self-love, self-worth, soul

Soul Revival

Self-love, self-worth, self-help, personal development, self-improvement, happiness, love, spirituality, soul, inner voice

Self-Love Defined

Self-love can sound like such a mushy-gushy (even creepy!) topic, but behind the name is a FUNDAMENTAL part of finding lasting happiness — totally worth embracing if you’re ready to up-level your life in a major way!

Life Coach Christine Arylodefines self-love as an “unconditional love and respect that you give yourself that allows you to, no matter what, only choose loving, respectful relationships and situations that honor your heart and soul.” Doesn’t that sound wonderful? No more less-than-we-deserve relationships, no more arbitrary obligations, no more playing it small in terms of our goals and dreams?!

We all know what self-love is, even if we think we don’t — it’s in those glowing people we know, who radiate self-confidence and positivity and seem to move through life with ease and enjoyment. These are the visible hallmarks of self-love.  The great news? Each of us can…

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happiness, personal effectiveness, resilience

ctraceyb

One of my many talents is being able to project negatively into the future and predict calamity and doom.  Although it is something, I am good at, it is not good for my wellbeing and resilience.  And oftent I find myself worrying about something that will never happen.  I am aware that people say ‘plan for the worst and hope for the best’, however I think we can struggle with the later.  

The trouble is worrying is a complete waste of time and energy because we worry about something that may never happen and then if it doeswe worry again.  We could half the time spent worrying by just waiting to see if we actually need to.  When you get right down to it, it is inefficient and we could use the time more wisely. 

So I have decided…

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Choosing how we feel

Abraham Hicks, beliefs, depression, happiness, perfection, relief, thoughts, vibration, voluntarism

zacalstin

Having the attitude that “everything is perfect exactly as it is” feels good.

For melancholics in particular it may be an expression of providence: the knowledge that all things are working towards the good.

If all things are working towards the good, and we know it, then it follows that everything is perfect exactly as it is.

Not perfect in the sense that it is complete, but perfect in the sense that we are where we are meant to be, everything is as it is meant to be.

This isn’t a question of judgement or assessment, it’s about attitude and feeling.

If you have the attitude of recognising everything is perfect as it is, then you will feel that everything is perfect as it is.

And by contrast, if you don’t feel good, you must be thinking or believing that not everything is perfect.

We see this reflected in the…

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Draining Resentment to Clear your Head

Happiness, mental health, resentment, sports, university

AC Keeble

One thing that gets on my head is resentment. People with mental blocks that have been caused by unhealthy attachments to bad experiences that have affected their life and got in the way of their happiness. It is like taking poison and expecting the person you dislike to die.

Recently I have re-evaluated parts of my life that have caused me to be negative towards some people. It was while trying to get over my failed exams from last year that made me want to get on with my life. I found a method that helped me to get over the resentment I had towards my tutors. It involves learning to think about what you dislike about the person or group, identifying what makes you resent them, and then thinking about what it is that you might have done that played a part in this.

Holding onto a resentment and…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

development, happiness, Life, personal growth, pursuitofhappyness

Tabusam

One of the biggest lessons I have learnt to date, is the fact that reality is purely subjective. Overthinking is a part of human nature, however it’s highly destructive to our experiences in life and can take away from our happiness.
William Shakespeare once wrote “there is nothing good or bad, thinking makes it so”.

Amidst the chaotic storm…A sense of clarity awaits

In order to grow in life, we must be willing to let go of our past demons. In life we have both good and bad experiences, we must be willing to grow out of these experiences. We cannot have the good without the bad. Equally we must learn to value our lives in the here and now and willing to have new experiences whilst it is possible.

The dual nature of the world shows that opposite forces can be complimentary, and seeking only positive experience can in…

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Lack of Self Esteem

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In reality, low self-esteem affects more people than you think. Low self-esteem refers to how you feel about yourself overall. Comparing, gossiping about others, putting others first, even excessive Facebooking are all signs of low-self esteem. You may say you do these things to stay connected or because “I want to”. The truth is when one is content with themselves, they have healthy self-esteem; external validation is simply an additive, not a necessity to their lives. A person with healthy self-esteem spends the bulk of their time doing things that promote positivity within themselves and exude this in life.

Here are some typical habits which show low self esteem :

  • Saying “yes” to everything.
  • Negative self-talk or self-criticism.
  • Back down when opinions are challenged by others.
  • Being indecisive with simple decisions.
  • Fearing failure.
  • Taking constructive criticism personally.
  • Sweating the small stuff.
  • Afraid to share your opinions in a conversation.
  • Giving…

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