January 30, 2023
This Valentine’s Day, we are challenging you to make another type of affection a priority: self-love. We all know that self-love is important for our wellbeing and overall happiness. But how exactly can we cultivate more of it?
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH
When we are bombarded with messages that constantly tell us that we need more to be happy, it is a radical act to put your foot down and accept that who you are in this moment, is in fact, enough.
ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD
Interacting with the world around you from a grounded place of self-worth will undeniably define your reality. If you act from a place of worthiness life will reflect that back to you.
LET GO OF YOUR ARMOR
Paradoxically, what we think is protecting us is preventing us from becoming the people we want to be. Do you know what armor you are carrying?
SPEAK TO YOURSELF THE WAY YOU SPEAK TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE
If you’re willing to be kind and loving to your friends when they are feeling vulnerable, why are you not doing yourself the same favor?
LET GO OF PERFECTIONISM
Always striving to be perfect is, quite frankly, unrealistic. Because guess what? We’re human. And one of our most decidedly human traits is that we are not perfect all the time.
Best Books to Encourage Self-Love:
- “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown
- “The Self-Love Experiment” by Shannon Kaiser
- Self-Compassion” by Kristin Neff, PhD
- “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It” by Kamal Ravikant
Best Movies on Self-Love:
- The Fault in Our Stars
- The Help
- Hidden Figures
- Inside Out
- Same Kind of Different as Me
- The Pursuit of Happyness