In this blog post, I will shed some light on an important facet of individual well-being: self-love. The Bible says to love our neighbors as our selves, and from what I have seen from working in brain health for over 20 years and having a private practice for over 10 years, as a Holistic Health Practitioner, certified in The Emotion Code, Body Code, Holistic Life Coaching, and Holistic Health Coaching, is that most people love their neighbors but don’t love themselves. This comes quite often from religious abuse in the church, self-love not being modeled in the home, Corporate America creating hostile, toxic work environments and shaming people for self-love and from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse that often times began in childhood.
Here are 5 steps to help you get started today practicing self-love:
Take Time for Yourself
Set aside time each day to do something that you enjoy. This could be reading a book, taking a bath, or going for a walk. Taking time for yourself can help you relax and boost your self-esteem.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Seek out positive people who will support and encourage you. Spending time with people who genuinely care about you can help you feel better about yourself.
Make sure you are taking care of your physical and mental health. Eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of rest. Remember, your body is a vehicle for your soul, treat it kindly. My Ultimate Self-Care Planner eBook offers daily prompts, tips, and accountability to teach you how to practice self-care and give you the permission that so many seek.
Celebrate Your Successes
Acknowledge your accomplishments, no matter how small they are. This will help you recognize your strengths and build your self-confidence. Every step forward counts, and each little victory must be celebrated.
Be Kind to Yourself
Speak to yourself with compassion and understanding. Remind yourself of your worth, even when life gets challenging. Self-love is the first step towards a fulfilling and balanced life.
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Amanda Surratt, BS, CECP, CBCP, CHLC, CHHC
Holistic Health Practitioner