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100 Easy Ways To Love Yourself More

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By Kat Gal

Loving yourself is the number one essential practice in life.

It is not selfish, it is love. Love is necessary for survival just like air and water. When you love yourself, you can come to love and serve others better as well.

Even though self-love is so fundamental, it may be difficult for you at times – it’s difficult for everyone at one point or another. But practice makes a master and having plenty of tools for self-love can help you learn to love yourself in no time.

The tools for learning self-love are limitless. Here is a list of 100 ways you can start showing love to yourself NOW:

  1. Give yourself a hug.
  2. Be like a child: play often.
  3. Take 15 minutes minimum every day for yourself.
  4. Make a green juice.
  5. Take a long bath.
  6. Move your body: run, walk, do yoga, go boxing, or anything that makes you feel alive.
  7. Downsize: throw away what you don’t need anymore.
  8. Walk barefoot in the grass.
  9. Let go of the past.
  10. Stop arguing with people, don’t generate unnecessary negative energy.
  11. Take 3 deep breaths.
  12. Read a good book.
  13. Wash your dishes, keep your sink empty.
  14. Speak positively with/about yourself.
  15. Keep a journal and write in it every day.
  16. Make a vision board.
  17. Call your friends.
  18. Take a social media fast.
  19. Go on a spontaneous road trip.
  20. Try 7 days of no complaining.
  21. Make a scrapbook.
  22. Try a new form of exercise.
  23. Write a bucket list.
  24. Learn to say “no.”
  25. Take a long walk with just yourself.
  26. Make art. You don’t have to be an artist, just play with paint, colors, clay, or your camera.
  27. Listen to uplifting music.
  28. Remember your priorities.
  29. Dance. Take a dance class or just turn on the music and shake your booty.
  30. Meditate.
  31. Take care of your skin.
  32. Smile. Now.
  33. Get outside of your comfort zone.
  34. Look into the mirror and keep eye contact with yourself for 3 minutes.
  35. Turn off your technology 2 hours before going to bed.
  36. Trust yourself.
  37. Travel somewhere.
  38. Play tourist in your own town.
  39. Take photos. Capture things that make you smile.
  40. Buy clothes that make you feel comfortable.
  41. Trust your body.
  42. Stop labeling things as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’
  43. Watch informative and inspiring documentaries.
  44. Take care of your gut: eat lots of fiber, fermented foods and take probiotics.
  45. Engage in uplifting conversations.
  46. Think before you speak.
  47. Buy yourself some flowers.
  48. Write down 10 things every day you’ve done well (small things count!).
  49. Sleep 8 hours a night, minimum.
  50. Practice mindfulness throughout the day, including mindful eating.
  51. Forgive yourself.
  52. Use your energy efficiently.
  53. Move beyond your fears.
  54. Join the library.
  55. Go to bed at the same time every night.
  56. Have a morning routine.
  57. Stretch your body.
  58. Do some jumping jacks.
  59. Try new things to discover your passions.
  60. Take a class and learn new skills.
  61. Be around animals.
  62. Volunteer.
  63. Keep a list of what you love about yourself.
  64. Write yourself a love letter. Keep it with you and read it when you need a ‘pick-me-up.’
  65. Speak up when necessary.
  66. Be respectful to yourself and others.
  67. Don’t be afraid to change.
  68. Drink lemon water every morning to give yourself a cleansing start.
  69. Join a community of like-minded people.
  70. Go to an open mic. Share your own work or just listen to others.
  71. Keep your finances straight.
  72. Try coloring, it is the new health trend for adults.
  73. Change your sheets regularly.
  74. Open the window to let some fresh air in.
  75. Go outside and soak the sun in.
  76. Set an intention for the week.
  77. Don’t hide. Be proud of who you are.
  78. Eat a plant-based diet to get necessary nutrients in.
  79. Schedule a massage or give yourself a massage.
  80. Give yourself a facial treatment. Avocado paste on your face is the best natural mask.
  81. Experiment with new recipes.
  82. Go swimming.
  83. Pick a positive mantra or affirmation and repeat it throughout the day. “I am happy, healthy and lovable.”
  84. Learn a new language. Just 5 words a week makes a difference.
  85. Watch a cute cartoon from your childhood.
  86. Take yourself out for breakfast.
  87. Sleep in.
  88. Reach out for support and support others as well.
  89. Stop worrying about money. Think of it as a form of energy.
  90. Practice an abundance mindset. You have everything you need to live and to grow right now.
  91. Keep a gratitude journal.
  92. Go to bed with positive thoughts on your mind.
  93. Get an ‘ad blocker’ app on your computer.
  94. Take responsibility for how you feel.
  95. Take a “me” day off – yes, an entire day. You deserve it.
  96. Follow your own dreams, not the expectations of others.
  97. Don’t forget to eat. Have regular meals and snacks.
  98. Get a comfortable pillow.
  99. Tell those that you love that you love them regularly. This includes you: tell yourself “I love you.”
  100. Know that you are perfect just the way you are. You deserve health, happiness and freedom in your life.

BONUS: Make your own list of ways YOU can love YOURSELF.

What are your own self-love practices? Do you have any tips for others? Share in the comments below.

And remember, keeping your body healthy is an act of self-love. Don’t forget to get your Organifi Green Juice Powder and Biotic Balance Probiotics today.

 

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Kat Gál is a multi-passionate Holistic Health & Happiness Coach, Freelance Writer, Educator and World Traveler. She has coached women from all around the world, worked with abused children in Kenya, taught English in Mexico, volunteered on an olive farm in Turkey, hitchhiked in Costa Rica and climbed volcanoes in Guatemala to name a few of her happy adventures.You deserve to live a happy and healthy life and Kat is here to show you how to do that. Kat invites you to join the “Happiness Tribe: 2016, the Year of Happiness” on Facebook to create your best year yet within a supportive sisterhood. For more health and happiness tips, visit her website and check out her best-selling program, Your 21-Day Mind-Body-Soul Shake-Up. To contact her for writing assignments, check out her freelance writing website.


Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only.

The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

Drew Canole and Fitlife.tv claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

 

 

 

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14 Ways To Use Self-Love To Transform Your Life

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By Brandon Epstein

What would you say if I told you that the more self-obsessed you became, the better your life and the lives of the people around you would get?

Just hear me out…

When I first started my career in fitness coaching, I was straining to feel genuine care and love for the clients I was working with. I would beat myself up because I wouldn’t feel that intrinsic motivation to make their lives better. I just assumed I must be a jerk.

Turns out, I wasn’t a jerk at all. I just had not yet cultivated enough self-love to have it overflow to the point where I could genuinely help and love others like I wanted to.

I used to think that the answer was to ignore my own needs and just keep giving. The problem is that you can’t give what you don’t have. Even if you try, it will be perceived as empty and ingenuine.

So what was my solution?

what-I-learned-from-Life-Transformation-Project-1200x800-300x200The only way I was able to evolve was by becoming self-obsessed. I went on an absolute mission to fall deeply and unconditionally in love with myself. Turns out, this mission is never ending and the deeper I fall in love with myself, the bigger and better I can show up for the rest of the world.

If you have ever struggled with cynicism or feeling that genuine, unconditional love for others, then I have something I want to give to you…

Here’s 14 ways to use self-love to transform your life:

1. Observe And Reflect

Observe what unnerves you in your everyday life and ask yourself what is it about the situation that bothers you? Reflect on how the very thing that bothers you may be something that you don’t like about yourself. This is a harsh truth to face, but you are usually affected most by people who reflect issues you have yourself.2. 

Once you are able to identify what it is that bothers you most, you can transcend it. If you have the courage to do this, everything in your world will change.

2. Commit To A Morning Ritual

Never again start your day off on the wrong foot. Use a consistent and repeatable morning ritual to guarantee that you begin every day feeling the love for yourself and everyone around you.

3. Appreciate Everything

Practice active appreciation for everything in your life and everything in other people’s lives. Living from the wisdom that we are all connected in one form or another, you can begin to feel the appreciation for the great things that are happening for all the people in the world. You see someone win the lottery, connect to the positive emotions they are experiencing and appreciate them.

When you appreciate everything in your world and other people’s worlds, you will begin to live in a world of abundance.

4. Nourish Your Body With Food

The food you put into your body can be an example of self-love you can practice. When you eat healthy, nourishing foods, you are showing yourself love and your body will reward you for it.

Remember, your gut has a mind of its own, so treat it well and you will feel better.

5. Write Yourself A Love Letter

Write out a letter to yourself telling yourself why you love yourself. List all your best traits and accomplishments. Throw this letter in a drawer and whenever you need a pick-me-up, pull it out and read it.

6. Surround Yourself With Uplifting People

You can choose to surround yourself with almost anyone you desire. Make the choice to surround yourself with people who are as in love with you as you want to be.

7. Use Affirmations

Write out 10 affirmations that affirm who you are and set alarms throughout the day with these affirmations to remind you how wonderful you are. Reading these over and over, day after day, will condition the self-love.

8. Practice Integrity

Decide who you want to be and what you believe. Once you have this clarity, stick to it in every situation. The more integrity you show, the more pride you will feel and the more love you will experience for yourself.

9. Know That You Are More Than Enough

Live from the wisdom that you don’t need anything or anyone to make you whole. Constantly remind yourself that all you need is within you right now.

10. Follow Your Passion

Discover what it is that fills you up with the most love and light. When you find that out, go towards with everything you have. When you are not pursuing your passion, you are opening the door to feel some undertones of resentment for yourself.

11. Understand You Are The Creator

Understand you are creating everything in your world, so take full responsibility for your life. Taking ownership over your life is the greatest way to control the way you feel about yourself.

12. Follow Your Desire To Give

When you start to feel yourself fill up with so much love that it is overflowing – go find a way to give your love and make life better for those around you. This will only build you up more and more.

13. Love Unconditionally

No matter what happens in your life, know that at any given moment you can start fresh. The constant in your life should be the love and kindness you feel for yourself.

14. Be Proud

Believe it or not, there are people out there who may feel threatened by your self-love. In the face of any opposition, be relentless with the love you feel for yourself and them. Be proud of who you are and shine brightest.

My final piece of advice is to be patient with yourself. It may take time to cultivate this unconditional love and that’s okay. Pick a few of the action items above and start practicing them daily and watch as your love for yourself expands.
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Fat Loss Coach at ZenDudeFitness.com

Brandon Epstein is a former college football player, turned professional fitness model and serial entrepreneur. These days he spends his time helping people look great and feel awesome over at ZenDudeFitness.com. He can also be found hosting the Zen Dude Fitness Podcast where he’s always looking for new ways to make fat loss fun, simple and efficient for everybody.

 


Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only.

The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

Drew Canole and Fitlife.tv claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.